On the alignment of forces and battles in the Baltic in 1942


One of the most important theaters of operations during the Great Patriotic War was the Baltic Sea. The enemy used it to approach the territorial waters and the shores of the north-west of the Soviet Union, put up minefields for Soviet ships fleetsinking transport ships. The Soviet sailors did not remain in debt, tormenting the enemy with all available forces and means.


A truly difficult situation in the Baltic had developed by 1942. The forces at the disposal of the Baltic Fleet at that time were clearly not enough to withstand the onslaught of the enemy. So, the Baltic sailors had 68 ships of the third rank at their disposal (several more ships of the same class were on Ladoga, since the Ladoga flotilla was part of the Red Banner Baltic Fleet). For comparison, the German group ("Kriegsmarine") - 96 ships of the 3rd rank, 116 boats, auxiliary vessels.

It should not be forgotten that not only the German fleet operated against the USSR in the Baltic. The enemy was the Finnish naval forces: 32 ships, including one coastal defense battleship and five submarines.

Famous historian Miroslav Morozov talks about the events of 1942 in his new lecture on the Tactic Media channel.

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  1. Mavrikiy 20 July 2020 09: 21 New
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    On the alignment of forces and battles in the Baltic in 1942
    Who about what, and lousy about the bath. The Germans got the "sea with dumplings", and we "dumplings without the sea." Pre-war erroneous planning led to unjustified damage to the cruisers and LKs that were needed in the North. And EMs would have found more cases there.
  2. Cyril G ... 20 July 2020 09: 25 New
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    Yeah, they built Battleships Yes Cruisers but we need it suddenly! (This is after the First World War then !!!) there were minesweepers and many, and small artillery ships and boats ....
    Today, the most important naval decals, that is, multi-star admirals, have completely forgotten this morality today - the result will be completely predictable.
    1. Doctor 20 July 2020 09: 29 New
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      Yes, they built the battleships and cruisers, but we need them suddenly like air!

      The SF cruiser would not be in the way, and battleships too.
  3. Free wind 20 July 2020 09: 36 New
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    A short text, I would like to read the film, and not 2 hours to kill for viewing, maybe a good story.
    1. Pavel57 20 July 2020 09: 56 New
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      Quote: Free Wind
      A short text, I would like to read the film, and not 2 hours to kill for viewing, maybe a good story.


      exactly.
      1. Cyril G ... 20 July 2020 10: 42 New
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        Who's stopping you from reading all of Morozov's books, it's all there ...
        (Well, of course, if you are interested in the question)
        1. Pavel57 20 July 2020 12: 19 New
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          There are many interesting topics, but human time is limited. Whether or not you need to read the book can be decided by receiving additional information.
          1. Cyril G ... 20 July 2020 14: 29 New
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            You can listen to these clips on the phone by sticking the earphone while doing something else in parallel, right?
  4. Gregory Charnota 4 August 2020 19: 05 New
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    pictured torpedo boat monument in Kaliningrad