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"Cricket" for the villain

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Flottentender "C"



How many reflections and opinions on the role of personality in stories... How much is said and written ...

What was needed in order for such a passionate nation as the Germans, which gave mankind many scientists, composers, teachers, doctors and philosophers, to expel from the unknown abyss of chaos and timelessness a nondescript person - a corporal infantryman, wounded, gassed on the battlefields world war?

What is needed so that scoundrels and scoundrels can seize absolutely unlimited power in the country?

Nothing at all: a nation put in a humiliating position, a leader's charisma and money ...

In Germany, in the interval between the two worlds, conditions developed that allowed the Nazis to come to power. The Germans could not come to terms with defeat. The masses were seized by the idea that democracy is a system imposed on the German people, contrary to their traditions and character, and the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles prohibiting having a normal army and the payment of exorbitant reparations were regarded as flagrant injustice. The nation was humiliated - nowhere else.

The Fuhrer could only play on the mood of society.

Calls to return Germany to its former greatness fell like a balm on the souls of the Germans. The population was ready to endure any restrictions for the sake of the revival of Greater Germany.

The basis of the policy of the Nazi regime was the preparation for revenge for the lost World War I. The propaganda treatment of the population was carried out in the same spirit.

The leader's charisma would be enough for three.

And the money will be given by bankers and large industrialists after the victory of his party in the elections to the Reichstag in 1933. And for the reconstruction of industry, and the deployment of large-scale construction, and the creation of strategic reserves. They are the first to sense what the smell of profits is and what is going on here ...

In 1934, German industrialists decided to make a gift to the newly-made Reich Chancellor and Fuhrer of Germany in one person.

For this purpose, in Hamburg, at the shipyard of the shipbuilding company Blohm & Voss, in June 1934, an advice type vessel was laid down under the temporary name Flottentender "C".


"Cricket"


The Germans knew how to build quickly, and on December 15 of the same year it was launched with the name Grille.

The name was intended to emphasize the continuity of generations, since as early as 1857 the Prussian fleet had a royal yacht called Grille.

"Cricket" for the villain

Her name was chosen by King Frederick William IV from the play Grille by Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer.

It was the first steamer of the Prussian naval fleetequipped with a propeller rather than paddle wheels like earlier ships. He was excluded from the naval register only on January 7, 1920. By then, she had served nearly sixty-three years, the longest serving of any vessel in the Imperial Navy.




The new Grille was officially a lightly armed navigation training ship designed for experiments in testing high-pressure turbine engines. The boat could also be used as a minelayer, as it had storage space for 280 mines and related equipment.

The overall design of the ship was simple.


The yacht was 115 meters (377 feet) long at the waterline and 135 meters (443 feet) long. She had a width of 13,5 m (44 ft) and a draft of 4,2 m (14 ft). Its standard displacement was 2 long tons (560 tons), and at full load, the displacement increased to 2 long tons (600 tons).

1 British ton = 20 long handweights = 2240 trading pounds = exactly 1016,0469088 kilograms.

The crew consisted of 248 sailors and officers.

The ship's propulsion system consisted of two high pressure steam turbines manufactured by Blohm & Voss, where steam was supplied by two Benson water tube boilers. Grille was equipped with these turbines to be tested before being installed on new destroyers. The engines were rated at 22 shaft horsepower (000 kW) for a top speed of 16 knots (000 km / h; 26 mph). She had a cruising radius of 48 nautical miles (30 km; 9 miles).

By the way, those experimental high-pressure turbines with Benson boilers were for some reason unsuitable for use on warships, and Grille returned to Blohm & Voss for five months to replace this equipment. After that, in July 1936, the ship made a long-distance test voyage to Iceland, which ended without problems.

The yacht was armed with three 12,7 cm (5 inches) SK C / 34 naval guns, manufactured by Rheinmetall-Borsig AG, one in the bow and two in the stern.


The real caliber of the C / 34 gun was 128 mm, the barrel length was 45 calibers. It had a lined barrel with a vertical sliding breech, a hydraulic recoil mechanism and two spring rollers. The firing range of a 28-kg projectile reached 94 cables (17,4 km).

They looked something like this.


Bow guns 12,7 cm SKC / 34 of the destroyer Z-21 Wilhelm Heidkamp


Drawing from the description of the structure.

She also carried four 3,7 cm (1,5 in) SK C / 30 anti-aircraft guns in two twin mounts.


SK C / 30


Dopp LC / 30 installation with 37 mm / 83 SK C / 30 semi-automatic machines. Fragment of the original drawing.


Twin Dopp LC / 30 installation with 37 mm / 83 SK C / 30 semi-automatic machines. Royal Danish Arsenal Museum, Copenhagen.

On board was also a set of 2 cm (0,79 in) C / 30 anti-aircraft guns in a quad mount. They were subsequently replaced by the naval Vierling C / 38.


The yacht's interiors were designed by leading architect Fritz Breihaus and artist Karl Olszewski.

Some of the ship's rooms were specially equipped for the Fuehrer: a suite with an entrance hall, bedroom and bathroom. The bath was installed flush with the floor. The floor was carpeted, a desk, sofa and chairs upholstered in soft blue leather and creamy white walls. On the contrary, there was an exact duplicate of his apartment with a predominance of red and burgundy tones in the interior for Eva Braun, although she had never visited the yacht.

The honorary visitors included 35 luxurious guest cabins, a fully electric galley, a laundry room, an infirmary equipped with the latest medical technology of the time, and a plant capable of desalinating 24 tons of water per day.

However, the Fuhrer was never able to fully appreciate all the advantages of the yacht.

He used it only when, as they say, "nobless licking" (the position obliges), since by his land essence he was an absolute "boot", he did not understand anything in naval affairs, and most importantly, he suffered terribly from seasickness. He could not even eat right on the yacht and sleep well because of this. According to the recollections of contemporaries, he wandered around it completely green, hungry and angry, clinging to the crew for trifles and annoying the guests.

As a state yacht, Grille was used several times on official occasions, such as the naval parade in honor of the 20th anniversary of the naval battle in Skagerrak on May 30, 1936, sailing competitions at the XI Olympic Games in the summer of 1936, the state visit of the Hungarian regent vice admiral Miklos Horthy in the summer of 1938, the state visit of the Italian king Victor Emmanuel III in August 1939, and the state visit of Benito Mussolini in the summer of 1942.

From August 1935 to December 1938, several travels and overnight stays of the Reich Chancellor on board the ship were documented.

In May 1936, he took Admiral Erich Raeder, commander of the Kriegsmarine, with him to Labeux to unveil a naval memorial. In October, Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg, Minister of War, visits Norway, cruising north to North Cape. Blomberg also made official visits to a number of ports, including Funchal, Madeira and Ponta Delgada.


Grille carried the Wehrmacht delegation that represented Germany at the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in mid-May 1937. During the voyage, the ship visited Southampton and Spithead. In early June, she served as the flagship of the German naval commander, Admiral Rolf Karls, during a naval exercise in the North Sea.


Rolf Hans Wilhelm Karl Karls

It was used by government officials to celebrate the launch of the Wilhelm Gustloff cruise ship, the Prinz Eugen heavy cruiser and the Horst Wessel training and sailing ship.






With the outbreak of World War II on September 1, 1939, Grille was mobilized for military service. From September 1 to 9, the commander of the armored forces of the fleet, Wilhelm Marshall, used her as a temporary flagship.


Wilhelm Marshall

In mid-September, the yacht was returned to the Baltic, where she was sent to patrol the enemy's merchant ships.

On the night of January 14, 1940, Grille unintentionally rammed the small Danish freighter Axel off the coast of Kiel, which soon sank. The bow of the yacht was damaged and required repairs, which were completed on 5 February.

Grille was then transferred to the North Sea to help lay minefields to defend against British attacks. She carried out two minefield operations with the light cruiser Köln and several destroyers, the first on May 17-18, and the second on May 19-20. Grille was then attached to the artillery school for training purposes.

In preparation for Operation Sea Lion, a planned invasion of Britain on a 275-mile front from Ramsgate to Portland, Grille was assigned in September 1940 as flagship by Walter Krastel, deputy mine action commander for Marine Group North.

In early September, she was transferred to the Eastern Group in Ostend, Belgium. The Eastern Group was instructed to cover the landing sites of the German forces by laying minefields on both sides to prevent the intervention of the British Royal Navy.

The first stage of the operation plan was to crush the British fleet in the North Sea and the English Channel, followed by the occupation of the southern counties of England.

The second stage was for the triumphant arrival of the German Fuehrer at the port of London aboard the yacht Grille to personally accept Britain's surrender in Parliament at Whitehall.

In the third stage, after his victorious arrival in London, he had to immediately go by motorboat to Windsor Castle, which had already been designated as his "London home".

Grille carried three diesel-powered small boats on their decks. They were all built by the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen and were called Motorbooten 1, 2 and 3.

The invasion was postponed "until further notice" on September 17, and three days later Grille and other ships were transferred to Rotterdam, Netherlands. The next day, the German command completely canceled the operation, and Grille was transferred back to the artillery school.

During Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, Grille was again assigned as the flagship of the minelayers. She participated in the installation of minefields in the Baltic.

Then she returned back to the artillery school, where she served for the next seven months. During this period, the yacht was also used as a target ship for submarine crews.

From March 1942 she served as the command ship of the naval commander in occupied Norway and remained in Norwegian waters until the end of the war.

On May 1, 1945, Grand Admiral Dönitz boarded the Grille and there, on the bow deck, announced the death of the Führer of Germany. It is written in the logbook that

"He, acting on the orders of the Fuehrer, took over the leadership of the German nation and the supreme command of the armed forces."


The last German journal entry was:

"May 2-4: the flag was lowered in memory of the heroic death of our Fuhrer" ...

A few days later, Grille was captured by the British as a trophy of war and, stained with rust on its gray hull, with one boiler working, sailed from Trondheim. With her last German crew under the command of British officers, she anchored in Scotland at Rosyth, a town on the Firth of Forth, three miles south of Dunfermline in the former Royal Naval Dockyard. The ship was disarmed and all military equipment removed.

A couple of months later, the yacht will be towed to an old coal dock in Hartlepool, County Durham, and a year later will be put up for sale to anyone with the highest bidder in a public auction ...

"Igris"


In August 1946, the Admiralty announced that the winning bidder, a Canadian ship owner and financier living in Byfleet, Surrey, had paid about £ 125 for it and was planning to travel around the world to promote British exports.

Two years later, the ship was again put up for sale at a price of £ 400 and was eventually bought by Mr. George Arida, a Lebanese textile manufacturer, for £ 000.

The same George Arida, who during the war sold material for the tropical uniform of the British troops, and also personally participated in the financing and development of the construction of the British fighter "Spitfire" and received the title and post of honorary consul for his services to Britain.

Arida secretly represented King Farouk I of Egypt, who did not want to publicly participate in the purchase of a "Nazi yacht."


Farouk I (February 11, 1920 - March 18, 1965) - King of Egypt and Sudan in 1936-1952.

Farouk was already criticized from all sides for his curtsey to Germany.

Soon after the war, he recruited a great many former German officers, including war criminals who fled from denazification, and engineers who participated in the military projects of Nazi Germany. They faithfully served Egypt until the mid-60s in the army, counterintelligence, propaganda structures, military factories and even participated in the creation of a missile weapons... But that's a completely different story ...

Arida put the yacht in order, invited specialists from Blohm & Voss and repaired a lot at his own expense, gave it a new name - "Igris".


Igris. Beirut. The year is 1948.

So the beautiful yacht would have gone to the Egyptian king, if someone had not blown into the ears of the Israelis that they are preparing to arm the yacht and use it in the Egyptian Navy against the newborn Jewish state.

In the midst of the war of independence, Israel could not allow this, and it was decided to sink the yacht. This is what the main version of the events of those distant days of 1948 says.

I will not go into particular, since this story over the past 70 years has been overgrown with a bunch of completely incredible details, gossip, speculation and tales, like an old barge - shells. Moreover, it was overgrown to such an extent that these very shells drowned the unfortunate barge.

In short, this was the case.

Israel's intelligence services were just being formed. There were no specialists in the field of underwater mining who could undermine the vessel. A volunteer was involved in the case - a nineteen-year-old boy who, a week ago, did not even know how to swim. Some old divers at an accelerated pace taught him the basics of scuba diving and subversion. On the basis of some repair shops, craftsmen made two five-kilogram magnetic mines with a clockwork. In a word, amateurism was raging with might and main.

On November 29, 1948, the boy was dropped off the PALMAKh patrol boat in the Beirut area. There he was met and taken to the port closer to the place where the Igris was at the pier.

Our hero, with all sorts of difficulties and adventures, covered 500 meters to the ship and attached two magnetic mines to the board. Moreover, he accidentally drowned the detonator of one of them ...

At the appointed time, the second also did not explode.

I had to return to sail again and lay new mines, but for fear that the old one might work, the operation was canceled at the last moment.
The mine went off by itself on December 17th. Why - no one knows.

The yacht got a hole, a fire started, but the crew and sailors from neighboring ships who arrived in time quickly coped with the fire and kept the ship afloat.

Be that as it may, but the transfer of the yacht to Egypt did not take place, the king suddenly lost interest in his purchase, leaving Mr. Arida, who already hates the sea, a ship and unpaid bills.

The irrepressible Arida cleaned up the yacht again and ferried it to New York, where he hoped to find someone who would be interested in turning it into a luxury cruise ship or floating casino.

Here is a yacht in New York. Recent documentary filming.


However, the yacht turned out to be a very expensive toy.

In April 1951, four years after purchase, he sold it for scrap for £ 35, less than one tenth of what he paid, and the ship was towed to a shipyard on the Delaware River, where the yacht was scrapped.

Souvenir hunters removed the yacht's toilet from the ship, and now the toilet, on which the Reich Chancellor of Germany himself sat, has become a relic for fans of the possessed Fuhrer.

In October 2020, a Maryland-based auctioneer announced that he would be offering a large ball-shaped aluminum bar with five bar stools from the yacht for sale.

PS


According to the official version, the Israelis decided to blow up the yacht out of fears that it would significantly strengthen the enemy fleet. However, in our time, journalist and writer Matti Friedman, author of a book about Israeli intelligence "Rootless Spies", voiced a different version. One of the scouts who gave Friedman an interview put it this way: “The Fuhrer's yacht unexpectedly“ surfaced ”in the port of Beirut - and not just surfaced, but was preparing to again take part in the extermination of the Jews. It seemed to everyone that Hitler, may his name and memory be erased, as if he was sending us a curse from the other world. He turns over in his grave, never resigned to the existence of the State of Israel - and sends his personal warship to battle with us. The yacht had to be blown up as a symbol of evil. "

Sources:
Revel Barker. Aviso Grille (1935-1951)
J.F. Lehmann, Erich Gröner. German warships 1815-1945 Volume 2,
Williamson, Gordon. Kriegsmarine Coastal Forces.
M. Blokov. Hitler's yacht hunt.
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  1. Phil77
    Phil77 14 December 2021 18: 18
    +9
    Alexander! Excellent! Right! My respect to you. Thank you! hi
    And yes. In the 37th "Olympic", more precisely, the decor details were also sold out. A lot of details are still found in London hotels, but ... this is a topic for "Bolt Cutter". Subject to interest.
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 14 December 2021 18: 30
      +9
      I join, Sergey! good In addition, the topic was completely unexpected, I could not even believe my eyes when I turned on the computer and saw the graceful silhouette of this yacht. smile
      1. Phil77
        Phil77 14 December 2021 18: 40
        +10
        Beauty, simply, beauty! But .... my friend. My love is "transatlantic". The last representatives, honestly? -Not happy. "Normandy" is probably the last "grand" of this type.
        1. Crowe
          Crowe 14 December 2021 18: 56
          +15
          A beauty, just a beauty!
          I agree! And the article is so detailed and high-quality that there is practically nothing to add ... Unless this beauty had a sister, her name was "Hela"
          Was also mobilized during the war
          1. Crowe
            Crowe 14 December 2021 18: 59
            +11
            This is what I mean - remember the films "Neutral Waters", "Seven Screams in the Ocean", "Shore Leave", "Two Captains"? This she is already our "Angara"
            After the end of World War II in 1945, the German yacht was handed over to the Soviet Union for reparations, and on January 20, 1946, after disarmament with the new name "Baikal", the flag of the USSR Navy was raised on the ship. The vessel was relocated to Sevastopol. It was only in 1960 that the yacht was renamed "Angara". With the new name, the role of the ship has also changed. Now "Angara" has become a control ship of the Black Sea Fleet of the USSR Navy, but was used as a sailing yacht of the Commander-in-Chief of the USSR Navy on the Black Sea. Sisters have different destinies ... Everything is like people ...
            1. LisKat2
              LisKat2 15 December 2021 14: 04
              +1
              "Neutral waters" I have not seen, but once heard this name
          2. Phil77
            Phil77 14 December 2021 19: 01
            +5
            Like ...? Olympic, Britannica. Fate, however.
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      2. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 14 December 2021 19: 44
        +6
        Bravo to the author, bravo!
        And the topic is interesting, and it is presented wonderfully.
        By the way, the vessel was visually beautiful. Swift, elegant. It is a pity that such an inglorious end awaited him.
      3. Vladimir1155
        Vladimir1155 15 December 2021 10: 37
        -4
        pretty ugly trough. the proportions are violated, under the bowsprit there is an ugly senseless ledge, the superstructure is in two volumes, and protrudes not along the golden ratio, the side line at three heights with rough transitions ... in appearance it even plays a simple meteor on hydrofoils, loses to Aurora and Varyag, or typical pleasure ships of the ChMP port fleet and river trams
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 15 December 2021 12: 05
          +1
          Well, thank God, this is just your personal opinion.
          ugly pointless ledge under the bowsprit

          Do you know anything about the term "Yacht nose"?




          1. Vladimir1155
            Vladimir1155 15 December 2021 12: 33
            -2
            write nonsense and give, for example, ships that are an order of magnitude more beautiful than the yacht of a scoundrel, all have a single sideline, the superstructure is slender, the protrusion under the bowsprit is invisible, in general, the "yacht nose" was a latrine on sailboats and it is stupid to arrange it on the steamer
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 15 December 2021 12: 55
              +5
              you write nonsense


              Watch the bazaar. Or is life not nice to you without your own rudeness? laughing
              1. Petrik66
                Petrik66 24 December 2021 10: 29
                +2
                God bless him, bless the poor.
                1. Catfish
                  Catfish 24 December 2021 10: 32
                  -3
                  You are right, he is already offended by God. wink
    2. Crowe
      Crowe 14 December 2021 19: 09
      +13
      decor details were also sold out
      One can imagine what the decor was there - one must think the gentlemen of the industrialists have gone too far. Found this
      This bar was there, sold at auction not so long ago. The rest must have been in the same style ..
      1. Phil77
        Phil77 14 December 2021 19: 22
        +3
        If you are interested, I can of course download the details of the "Olympic" decor.
      2. Catfish
        Catfish 14 December 2021 19: 40
        +10
        Found some photos from that time with the same bar.))


        Adolf steps down the ladder.

        And then, isn't Eva Brown being dragged aboard? laughing
        1. Petrik66
          Petrik66 24 December 2021 10: 28
          +1
          No, this is a young Frau from Adik's admirers, handing a message to him personally. I think - Adolf, I am yours forever.
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 24 December 2021 10: 34
            0
            Like - "I'm all yours forever!" wassat
    3. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter 15 December 2021 05: 06
      +3
      this topic is for Bolt Cutter.
      Where what am I what is what wassat ? I’ll write tomorrow, now it’s too late. I have a little information (everything except the bell in England has settled).
    4. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter 16 December 2021 16: 26
      0
      many details are still found in London hotels
      Wood-paneled walls, ceilings, mirrors and stained-glass windows are in the Titanic room at the White Swan Hotel in Eldwick. There is also the revolving door of the ship's restaurant and the stairs to the First Class cabin. The owner of the hotel, Mr. Smart, was very fond of traveling on the liner, and when he was cut up in Yarrow (a suburb of Newcastle) he bought these parts at auction.
      Doors, parquet, windows, lamps and wall panels - in the paint factory in Haltwistle. They were sold at auction in 2004.
      One of the rooms at the Sparth House Hotel in Lancashire is furnished with the remains of luxury in the liner - among other things, there is a fireplace from there.
      A gilded chandelier from the Lounge - Sheffield, Cutlers Hall.
      Bulkhead wood paneling in an annex of a church in Lancashire.
      The clock from the main staircase is at the Southampton Maritime Museum.
      Rynda is at the Titanic Museum in Massachusetts.
      One of the chairs was found during the demolition of a billiard room in Haxham, Northumberland.
      In 200, wood paneling from the ship was purchased for Nestoran finishing on the Celebrity cruises Millenium.
      Tender-SS Nomadic- at the Belfast Museum Dock as the only surviving White Star Line ship. Something like this.
      1. Bolt cutter
        Bolt cutter 16 December 2021 17: 06
        0
        Yarrow (suburb of Newcastle)
        Yarrow boilers are named after the inventor Alfred Yarrow. They were produced in Glasgow.
      2. Phil77
        Phil77 16 December 2021 20: 10
        +1
        An excellent addition, Alex! Olimpik's career, of course, in my opinion is more interesting than the fate of his "brothers", and he was pretty "like". Thank you!
        1. Bolt cutter
          Bolt cutter 16 December 2021 20: 15
          +1
          From 7th to 10th March 2022 to rest in that hotel - 507 pounds.
  2. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 14 December 2021 18: 20
    +9
    Thanks a good article.
    True, I did not understand - "the maximum speed is 26 knots (48 km / h; 30 miles per hour)".
    1. Crowe
      Crowe 14 December 2021 18: 51
      +10
      Let me sincerely join you! As it has already become a good tradition for the author - everything with feeling, with sense, with arrangement! I express my gratitude for the work and wish you further creative success!
    2. Constanty
      Constanty 14 December 2021 19: 34
      +8
      26 knots - 26x1852m = 48 km / h = 30 miles x1609m per hour
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 14 December 2021 19: 41
        +3
        Quote: Constanty
        26 knots - 26x1852m = 48 km / h = 30 miles x1609m per hour

        Clearly, for 50 years or so I thought that 26 knots is 26 miles per hour.
        1. Constanty
          Constanty 14 December 2021 19: 53
          +5
          s ... believed that 26 knots is 26 miles per hour


          Yes - nautical miles.
      2. Catfish
        Catfish 14 December 2021 19: 51
        +8
        Hi Constantine! hi
        And where is the land mile, in which the speed of the ship was never measured? request The overland mile is 1609.34 meters.
        A knot, in navigation, is a measure of speed at sea equal to one nautical mile per hour. Nautical! As you correctly wrote, equal to --1.852 kilometers.
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        2. Constanty
          Constanty 14 December 2021 20: 11
          +3
          The question is more likely not to me, but to the Author, who recorded the speed of the ship in miles overland. I was just trying to explain where the given values ​​came from - and the ground mile I gave is actually approximate - my mistake ;-)
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 14 December 2021 21: 32
            +1
            Come on, her - all this is the little things in life. The main thing is that the article is excellent and we communicate pleasantly here. drinks
    3. Catfish
      Catfish 14 December 2021 19: 52
      +2
      Vlad hi look below, there we are with Konstanty (Konstanty) about this. smile
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 14 December 2021 20: 08
        +4
        Quote: Sea Cat
        Vlad look below, there we are with Konstanty (Konstanty) about this.

        Privalov writes well, I cannot offend him, I did not understand the idle time, why the land mile. And out of habit "mile per hour knot, one minute of latitude" so he asked.
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 14 December 2021 20: 10
          +5
          Well, yes, that's right. Yes, and no offense to this, a typo, most likely. And the article is great! good
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 14 December 2021 20: 12
            +7
            Quote: Sea Cat
            Yes, and no offense to this, a typo, most likely. And the article is great!

            Rather, yes, but the article is good, writes competently, not like some.
        2. A. Privalov
          14 December 2021 20: 57
          +5
          Quote: tihonmarine
          Quote: Sea Cat
          Vlad look below, there we are with Konstanty (Konstanty) about this.

          Privalov writes well, I cannot offend him, I did not understand the idle time, why the land mile. And out of habit "mile per hour knot, one minute of latitude" so he asked.

          I am sorry for some technical inaccuracies. I inserted the speed data from a completely, in my opinion, authoritative source. To marine sciences, I have a very indirect relationship and somehow I did not even think to double-check these data. But even using the Google calculator, I got this:

          1. Catfish
            Catfish 14 December 2021 21: 27
            +4
            Good evening, Alexander. smile
            The article is excellent and in comparison with it this is a trifle that does not matter much. You can always figure it out, or at least try. smile
            Do you have anything else tasty in your plan for the New Year? drinks
            1. A. Privalov
              14 December 2021 21: 31
              +4
              Quote: Sea Cat
              Do you have anything else tasty in your plan for the New Year?

              There is no completely finished material yet. But I will try. Several articles in progress. hi
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 14 December 2021 21: 43
                +4
                Let's wait. I wish you success! smile
                1. A. Privalov
                  14 December 2021 21: 48
                  +5
                  Quote: Sea Cat
                  Let's wait. I wish you success!

                  Thank you! hi
  3. sevtrash
    sevtrash 14 December 2021 18: 20
    +11
    "... The yacht had to be blown up as a symbol of evil ..."
    Yes, something like fighting monuments, emblems, names, etc. etc. The ship has something to do with ...
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 14 December 2021 18: 23
      +5
      Quote: sevtrash
      The ship has something to do with ...

      As always .... "we will destroy the whole world to the core, and then ..."
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 14 December 2021 22: 02
        +2
        It's simple: "Make a fool pray to God - he will break his forehead" (c) Our ancestors also noticed. wassat
  4. Andrey Moskvin
    Andrey Moskvin 14 December 2021 18: 23
    +10
    "What is needed in order to seize unlimited power in the country?"
    A humiliated nation, a charismatic leader and money.
    Something familiar.
    1. alekseykabanets
      alekseykabanets 14 December 2021 20: 08
      +7
      Quote: Andrey Moskvin
      "What is needed in order to seize unlimited power in the country?"
      A humiliated nation, a charismatic leader and money.
      Something familiar.

      good It is a pity that many do not see this.
      1. Camel
        Camel 14 December 2021 22: 47
        +4
        Colleagues, you only refrain from far-reaching comparisons! Not everyone understands humor.
  5. ares1988
    ares1988 14 December 2021 18: 31
    +6
    “What is needed in order for absolutely unlimited power in the country to be seized by scoundrels and scoundrels?
    Nothing at all: a nation put in a humiliating position, a leader's charisma and money "- indeed, it's enough to look around.
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 14 December 2021 18: 43
      +9
      Let's talk about the ships, really, they deserve it. Scoundrels? Then, separately.
      1. ares1988
        ares1988 14 December 2021 22: 40
        +3
        You're right. Skidded off topic.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 14 December 2021 19: 43
      +3
      Quote: ares1988
      Nothing at all: a nation put in a humiliating position, a leader's charisma and money "- indeed, it's enough to look around.

      The scoundrels took advantage of this, which we see in the modern history of the 21st century.
      1. alekseykabanets
        alekseykabanets 14 December 2021 20: 12
        +4
        Quote: tihonmarine
        The scoundrels took advantage of this, which we see in the modern history of the 21st century.

        And they continue to use it.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 14 December 2021 20: 14
          +3
          Quote: aleksejkabanets
          And they continue to use it.

          Well, I wrote about them, which are used.
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  6. Constanty
    Constanty 14 December 2021 18: 45
    +8
    and the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles prohibiting having a normal army, and payment of exorbitant reparations were regarded as flagrant injustice.


    The Germans would tell the French after 1871! Somehow they managed to pay off draconian reparations - and yet the French did no harm to Germany in that war, unlike the Germans in Belgium and France during World War I.
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 14 December 2021 18: 50
      +5
      They had a good shipping company and the liners were great too!
      1. Phil77
        Phil77 14 December 2021 18: 57
        +8
        "Bremen" - bad? And the ships of the class * Emperor *?
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 14 December 2021 19: 46
      +3
      Quote: Constanty
      The Germans would tell the French after 1871! Somehow they managed to pay the draconian reparations - and yet the French did no harm to Germany in that war.

      This is how the evil accumulated for a century, and then everything spilled out in the form of a World War, which is still going on. And even the "former relatives" pour out all the evil on each other.
  7. Undecim
    Undecim 14 December 2021 18: 47
    +13
    The yacht's interiors were designed by leading architect Fritz Breihaus and artist Karl Olszewski.

    The Irony of Fate. Olszewski studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, where Hitler was rejected twice in a row, in 1907 and 1908.
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 14 December 2021 19: 00
      +7
      And the creator of the Normandy? These Russians are everywhere! good
    2. Phil77
      Phil77 14 December 2021 19: 07
      +6
      And the last ships, such as "cruise" are just .... sad. Personally, of course, I am a kind of "irons on the water."
      1. Bolt cutter
        Bolt cutter 16 December 2021 16: 38
        0
        , a kind of "irons on the water"
        The British call them floating council blocks.
  8. astra wild2
    astra wild2 14 December 2021 19: 07
    +4
    Good evening, colleagues, author. Honest pioneer, did not believe that there would be at least some worthwhile material and just entered for verification.
    Colleague Privalov, you +: funny material came out
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 14 December 2021 19: 14
      +4
      Funny? Darling, are you not mistaken? And the article is excellent, and the comments .. are still adequate.
      1. astra wild2
        astra wild2 14 December 2021 21: 59
        +2
        I agree with the comments. This pleases, otherwise I do not like squabbles
    2. Phil77
      Phil77 14 December 2021 19: 24
      +6
      Vera! The material is not funny. Lingerie can be funny. It is interesting! As well as the author!
      1. Andrey Moskvin
        Andrey Moskvin 14 December 2021 20: 28
        +3
        Have you seen lingerie for a long time? It's even more interesting. laughing
        1. astra wild2
          astra wild2 14 December 2021 22: 08
          +3
          Very funny huh? Perhaps I don't know about ships, but I know better about women's underwear.
          You don't wear it, which means you don't really know
          1. Andrey Moskvin
            Andrey Moskvin 15 December 2021 10: 48
            +1
            Astra, I’m not for you, I’m my grandfather. Or are notifications not working either?
            1. LisKat2
              LisKat2 15 December 2021 16: 11
              +1
              I have no notifications at all and have no idea about them
              1. Andrey Moskvin
                Andrey Moskvin 15 December 2021 16: 50
                0
                On the "header" of the site on top of the number in the window, if someone answered you.
                1. astra wild2
                  astra wild2 16 December 2021 09: 08
                  +1
                  She had a bell in her old phone, but this one does not
                  1. Andrey Moskvin
                    Andrey Moskvin 16 December 2021 13: 17
                    0
                    Yes, that's right, the bell. I have the same thing on the new one.
            2. Phil77
              Phil77 15 December 2021 19: 30
              0
              Grandpa? Well, so what? Yes, grandfather. But! You probably have a very low opinion of the people of my generation. But in vain. Someday you will become a grandfather. This is life.
              1. Andrey Moskvin
                Andrey Moskvin 15 December 2021 20: 04
                0
                Forgive me for God's sake, I didn't want to offend, it's just that the characterization of women's underwear as "funny" made me laugh. hi
                1. Phil77
                  Phil77 15 December 2021 20: 14
                  0
                  You know, it really can be very funny and intricate.
        2. Phil77
          Phil77 15 December 2021 19: 32
          0
          I don’t even know. How would you answer. What would be within the framework of ... decency. Stay with your opinion.
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 14 December 2021 19: 50
      +6
      Quote: Astra wild2
      Colleague Privalov, you +: funny material came out

      For people who see the sea from the shore, maybe "funny" stuff. Sorry, but I'll tell you - great stuff!
      Yes, I have not seen any bad articles from Privalov.
      1. astra wild2
        astra wild2 14 December 2021 22: 03
        +1
        You are right: I am not a sailor and even flaunted it, but Andrey from Chelyabinsk aroused interest
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 15 December 2021 09: 27
          +2
          Quote: Astra wild2
          I'm not a sailor and even flaunted it, but Andrey from Chelyabinsk aroused interest

          Ay, it is better to bypass the sea, this is not a woman's business, it is even cruel to men.
      2. astra wild2
        astra wild2 14 December 2021 22: 12
        +3
        This is the first time I see Privalov's article.
        I like his way of commenting. He is respectful of the opinions of others, and not everyone has this
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 15 December 2021 09: 28
          +2
          Quote: Astra wild2
          He is respectful of the opinions of others, and not everyone has this

          You rightly noticed.
  9. astra wild2
    astra wild2 14 December 2021 19: 30
    +2
    "for Eva Braun" colleagues, I have always been interested in the topic: Hitler and Eva Braun, who is she to him and who is she in general? Back in 1990, somewhere in fiction, it seems, Markosyanets "To Arms", read: Eva Brown starred for magazines in the 20s.
    Allegedly, Hitler was incapable of physical intimacy. But how true or ordinary gossip is ... I don't know
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 14 December 2021 19: 48
      +1
      Eck, you ... have suffered. Eva Braun and Adolf? Well, the topic itself is interesting, but? Let's get back to the courts, eh?
      1. astra wild2
        astra wild2 14 December 2021 21: 40
        +2
        Just a related question: the author described the interior of the premises of Hitler and Eva Braun. So I asked
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 14 December 2021 19: 55
      +1
      Quote: Astra wild2
      "for Eva Braun" colleagues, I have always been interested in the topic: Hitler and Eva Braun, who is she to him and who is she in general?

      Any ruler, for prestige, should have a woman next to her, and who cares who cares. Maybe I won't write correctly, but who was Krupskaya to Lenin?
      1. Phil77
        Phil77 15 December 2021 20: 20
        0
        Greetings! But looking at the early photographs of Krupskaya. No, she was quite a nice young lady. Then? But the disease. Whom does she paint? What about Eva Braun? Yes, quite a pretty freulein. Although? Taste and color, how do you? you understand. hi
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 15 December 2021 20: 27
          0
          Quote: Phil77
          Yes, quite a pretty freulein. Though?

          The ruler could afford, although he did not like women for their language. And Eve understood this perfectly.
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 14 December 2021 20: 01
      +4
      Quote: Astra wild2
      Allegedly, Hitler was incapable of physical intimacy. But how true is this or ordinary gossip.

      Read the book by Ernst Hanfstaengl. "Hitler. The Lost Years", who knew him from the first days of the founding of the party.
      1. astra wild2
        astra wild2 14 December 2021 21: 55
        +1
        Perhaps there is one on the Internet. I will look, but if Liters. Past the checkout. I'm not that rich
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 15 December 2021 10: 02
          +1
          Quote: Astra wild2
          I will look, but if Liters. Past the checkout. I'm not that rich

          No need, liters is a "rip-off". Torrent: http://6tor.org/torrent/830075/serija-za-liniej-fronta-213-knig-2003-2021-fb2-djvu-pdf
          Or: https://nnmclub.to/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1324293
          On the first torrent, I just downloaded the new one in 15 minutes, 503 minutes. Checked everything original OK, no trial versions.
    4. LisKat2
      LisKat2 14 December 2021 21: 23
      +1
      There was a book by Elena Rzhevskaya, I forgot the name, it seems that it says that he had one testicle.
      I'm interested in something else: who did Eva Braun consider herself to be: “a bird in a golden cage”?
      1. astra wild2
        astra wild2 14 December 2021 21: 56
        +1
        How do you remember then and say
      2. Bolt cutter
        Bolt cutter 15 December 2021 05: 15
        +1
        he had one testicle.
        This tulka is from British propaganda. They even put together a song about this fact.
      3. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 15 December 2021 09: 35
        +2
        Quote: LisKat2
        There was a book by Elena Rzhevskaya, I forgot the name, it seems that it says that he had one testicle.

        This is just fiction.
  10. Alien From
    Alien From 14 December 2021 19: 32
    +8
    I join in all the thanks! Wonderful article hi
  11. astra wild2
    astra wild2 14 December 2021 19: 48
    0
    "as a symbol of evil" colleague Privalov, forgive me, but I had a better opinion of the Jews. I always thought that you are a practical people and think twice before you jerk.
    As I remember: 1948 only proclaimed independence, the war for your existence and you are stupid. Wasn't it fig?
    1. Camel
      Camel 14 December 2021 22: 56
      +2
      Astra Wild, not for the sake of it, but who else could they be more afraid of than the Nazis and Hitler's Germany? That is why they have been catching them for half a century all over the world - it became possible! Well, thank you very much to the author - interesting!
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 15 December 2021 09: 41
      +3
      Quote: Astra wild2
      1948 only proclaimed independence, a war for their existence, and toil with stupidity.
      On May 14, 1948, Israel declared independence, and in the morning the Arab countries attacked it. Only the USSR raised the question of ending the war at the UN. They need to survive among the jackals. They also have excesses, and this happens.
      People who survived such a terrible war have the right to their own state.
      1. astra wild2
        astra wild2 16 December 2021 09: 10
        +2
        I do not argue with this
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  13. A. Privalov
    14 December 2021 20: 27
    +12
    This is my second article about ships. The first was - "The fate of people and the fate of ships."
    Thanks to all readers for their kind words and feedback!
    1. Mooh
      Mooh 14 December 2021 20: 56
      +4
      I went to read the first one, somehow it passed me by. This one is gorgeous, thank you.
    2. astra wild2
      astra wild2 14 December 2021 22: 01
      +1
      I will look and see
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 15 December 2021 20: 30
      +1
      Quote: A. Privalov
      This is my second article about ships. The first was - "The fate of people and the fate of ships."

      Write to Alexander, you can put your thoughts on paper. But I am deprived of this gift.
  14. LisKat2
    LisKat2 14 December 2021 21: 15
    +5
    "For its curtsey to Germany" Egypt was formally neutral, but there were fierce battles. I don't know about Farouk, but I read about Nasser: all my life I was a fan of Hitler and ..... Hero of the Soviet Union. 'Wildness !!!!
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 14 December 2021 21: 38
      +2
      Katya, hello! love
      Why savagery, he also had the Iron Cross, for him the British were the main enemy, and he still had someone to go next to, first with the Nazis, then with the Communists. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." (C) The formula is old as the world.
      1. astra wild2
        astra wild2 14 December 2021 22: 19
        +1
        Konstantin, I also cannot imagine such savagery. Didn't they know that he was a Hitler admirer?
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 15 December 2021 16: 48
          +1
          Yes, no, he is nobody's admirer, only his own, he was just looking for fellow travelers with money and weapons.
      2. LisKat2
        LisKat2 15 December 2021 16: 16
        +1
        Didn't know about this at all
      3. Phil77
        Phil77 15 December 2021 20: 31
        +1
        Constantine, hello!
        He had a Cross from ... Finland. Well, and Khrushch hung the Hero for him, for social orientation. bully
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 15 December 2021 20: 49
          +1
          Seryozha, hi! smile
          By the way, I looked on the net about the awarding of the Iron Cross and did not find it - a bike comes out, I apologize to everyone. request And his successor, Anwar Sadat, finished very badly, the whole world watched his end live, I saw it already on the tape.

          What was the name of this starley, who organized and carried out the assassination attempt - Khaled al-Islambuli - so it seems.
      4. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 16 December 2021 09: 26
        +1
        Quote: Sea Cat
        Why savagery, he also had the Iron Cross, for him the British were the main enemy, and he still had someone to go next to, first with the Nazis, then with the Communists.

        It turns out Farouk believed that it was better with the Nazis than with the British (maybe he was right).
  15. LisKat2
    LisKat2 14 December 2021 21: 37
    +3
    I apologize, but I have to say goodbye. I have to go to work tomorrow.
    П
    С
    Do not scold too much, otherwise you will not come to work out of chagrin, and who will be Pushkin's girl?
    1. astra wild2
      astra wild2 14 December 2021 22: 21
      +2
      Don't worry, I'll feed you without Pushkin!
  16. deddem
    deddem 14 December 2021 21: 48
    +2
    Quote: Phil77
    Beauty, simply, beauty! But .... my friend. My love is "transatlantic". The last representatives, honestly? -Not happy. "Normandy" is probably the last "grand" of this type.


    United States still, although it is a dual-use vessel.

    And from Normandy, fortunately, they managed to plunder a lot before the fire.
    A wrought-iron gate to a first-class dining room with Normandy cities now adorns a church in New York, for example.
    And the personalized services from Christophle and Lalique survived in quite marketable quantities.
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 15 December 2021 20: 43
      0
      How? How could I forget? More precisely, not to mention "Queen Mary"? And she went right up to the 67th year! Alas for me!
      .So the truth is a beauty? hi
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 16 December 2021 09: 29
      0
      Quote: deddem
      And the personalized services from Christophle and Lalique survived in quite marketable quantities.

      And how many more Anglo-Saxons from Iraq have plundered in our time ...
  17. astra wild2
    astra wild2 14 December 2021 21: 52
    +1
    Quote: tihonmarine
    Quote: Astra wild2
    "for Eva Braun" colleagues, I have always been interested in the topic: Hitler and Eva Braun, who is she to him and who is she in general?

    Any ruler, for prestige, should have a woman next to her, and who cares who cares. Maybe I won't write correctly, but who was Krupskaya to Lenin?

    I don’t know ::: who + put it, probably not knowing the history. N.K.Krupskaya wife of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Their wedding rings were made of copper dimes. They talked a lot about this at school.
    You probably don't know that Nazi propaganda emphasized that Hitler lived like a schema. He himself emphasized this: he has no time to acquire a family
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 16 December 2021 09: 36
      0
      Quote: Astra wild2
      You probably don't know that Nazi propaganda emphasized that Hitler lived like a schema.

      But the cohabitant of Adolf Hitler, since April 29, 1945, is the legal spouse.
      Wedding and ....
      1. astra wild2
        astra wild2 16 December 2021 11: 56
        +1
        She looks far from happy.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 16 December 2021 12: 22
          +1
          Quote: Astra wild2
          She looks far from happy.

          Yeah, but the "gallant corporal" is even happier. They will feel "kyrdyk" soon. And there was a time and more ...
  18. depressant
    depressant 14 December 2021 22: 07
    +4
    Dear Alexander, thanks for the article! love )))
    I saw it by chance, flipped it through, the volume of the text seemed huge - I can't master it, but I started reading and the article ended unexpectedly quickly. This always happens when it is written well and exciting. I didn't know about such a yacht. Thanks again!)))
    1. A. Privalov
      14 December 2021 22: 19
      +3
      I am glad that you liked my article. hi
    2. Kushka
      Kushka 15 December 2021 00: 14
      +2
      HERE IT IS! Female! Well, a man can't do that!
      That's so brilliant and ..... simple and sincere!
      It seems they took it off the tongue, but I would stand on my head, but
      I couldn't.
      (I don’t join, I’m afraid to "spoil", I myself
      no matter how "pretty", but also from the heart)
  19. astra wild2
    astra wild2 14 December 2021 22: 16
    +1
    Quote: Phil77
    Vera! The material is not funny. Lingerie can be funny. It is interesting! As well as the author!

    Perhaps funny from a men's point of view
  20. Kushka
    Kushka 15 December 2021 00: 04
    +1
    and most importantly, he suffered terribly from seasickness. He could not even eat right on the yacht and sleep well because of this. According to the recollections of his contemporaries, he wandered around it completely green, hungry and angry,

    Of everything, everything earthly, absolutely everything was out of place for this demoniac.
    Well, not from scratch, count from straight from scratch .. Starting with the father, then early
    left without a mother. I smashed my forehead against the wall in painters - again, it’s not fate.
    And in the female part there is some kind of inferiority - he turns out to be a "schema".
    A simple thing is a super luxurious yacht, take it and rejoice, hundreds of minions of fate
    they cannot live without such - on you - "the green wandered" ......... not of this world. Geek.

    Thanks to Privalov - an article, you will lick your fingers.
    And anecdote to the collection:
    -Rabinovich, Vee have a lot of experience for women,
    and what are the most faithful - blondes, brunettes, brown-haired women?
    - So I think, sho gray ...
  21. Pushkowed
    Pushkowed 15 December 2021 08: 41
    +3
    On the night of October 1–2, 1939, the Grille patrolled near the Swedish island of Gotland. There the Polish patrol boat Batory slipped past him in the dark:
    25-ton shell with 2 machine guns and 16 Poles, who did not want to capitulate on the Hel spit and left for Sweden.
    And "Grille" missed them.
    Now "Bathory" is a museum ship in Gdynia.
  22. ycuce234-san
    ycuce234-san 15 December 2021 13: 56
    +1
    In April 1951, four years after purchase, he sold it for scrap for £ 35, less than one tenth of what he paid, and the ship was towed to a shipyard on the Delaware River, where the yacht was scrapped.


    In 1948-1949, many marine scientific expeditions resumed. For example, the Albatross Expedition (Albatrossexpeditionen) just then ended and she received her ship for a symbolic amount from a sponsoring company (the amount for a ship of 35 pounds sterling and in that money is ridiculous; advertising campaigns were already much more expensive). So, wait a little with the sale, he could use the ship for marketing his business - it's not for nothing that his participation in the fate of the fighter is still remembered. Okay, Soviet sea polar expeditions, where the yacht cannot get from behind the Iron Curtain, but there were many other similar events in the world.
    1. A. Privalov
      15 December 2021 15: 05
      +2
      Quote: ycuce234-san
      So, wait a little longer with the sale, he could use the ship ...

      Arida urgently needed money. This was the very short period of time that Lebanon was experiencing a certain heyday.
      After the defeat of the Arab Liberation Army, Lebanon, badly hit by the horns, signed a ceasefire agreement with Israel. 100 thousand Arab refugees moved to Lebanon, there was a lot of cheap labor, and there began the construction of housing, hotels, and resorts developed. Arida got up very well on this. True, sometime since 1956, contradictions between Christians and Muslims began to intensify in Lebanon, which resulted in a civil war in May 1958. Although it was quickly stopped with the help of the Americans, everything will go to pieces there, since the explosive mixture of peoples and religions there never gave them the opportunity to engage in creative work for the benefit of the whole society. Each pulled the blanket over and after the next civil war between right-wing Christian forces and left-wing Muslim militias, supported by Palestinian militants in the country, Lebanon never rose. The war lasted 15 years, destroying the country's once thriving economy and claiming the lives of more than 150 residents.
  23. deddem
    deddem 15 December 2021 16: 20
    +3
    By the way, those experimental high-pressure turbines with Benson boilers turned out, for some reason, unsuitable for use on warships.


    Firstly, Benson's direct-flow high-pressure boilers were still installed on warships, for example, the Z-16 and about half of his sisterships (though their crews then cried bloody tears).
    Secondly, the drawback of these boilers is well known: the absence at that time of reliable and compact automation for controlling these highly efficient, but very delicate in regulation installations (at sea, unlike on land, you cannot drive a crowd of operators into the control room. to do this, as a result, V. Brzezinski went to drink chifir to visit Ramzin).

    Actually, this is one of the most epic failures of German scientific and military thought, that they did not have reliable boiler and turbine installations until the very end of the war.
    1. A. Privalov
      15 December 2021 16: 42
      +2
      These are technical subtleties that I was not familiar with. Thank you for the informative information. hi
  24. Korax71
    Korax71 16 December 2021 13: 45
    +2
    Alexander hi drinks Once again I take off my hat, the article is excellent and the topic is very interesting, I was never interested in this, so you filled my knowledge gap. Well, and, as always, the style of presentation is beyond praise. It is very easy and interesting to read good I wish you health and further creative success. soldier
    1. A. Privalov
      16 December 2021 18: 28
      +2
      Thank you, namesake!
  25. beeper
    beeper 2 January 2022 12: 13
    +1
    With great interest I read the Article by my respected Author (and useful Readers' Comments) about a very beautiful ship and admired the beautiful photos of the marine theme! good
    Thank you sincerely! hi
    1. A. Privalov
      3 January 2022 20: 18
      +1
      Quote: pishchak
      With great interest I read the Article by my respected Author (and useful Readers' Comments) about a very beautiful ship and admired the beautiful photos of the marine theme! good
      Thank you sincerely! hi

      Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad I liked the article.
      The second part of the article The Struggle of Sea Giants is being prepared for release.
      Drop by at your leisure.
      All the best in the New Year, health and good luck.
      God bless you.
      1. beeper
        beeper 3 January 2022 23: 40
        +1
        hi Thank you, dear Alexander Privalov! yes
        You and your loved ones Health and well-being for many years! drinks
        With great pleasure I will read the continuation of the cycle about the competition of the best shipbuilders and captains!
        God bless you!
        Sincerely.
  26. Murrr 27
    Murrr 27 2 February 2022 00: 01
    0
    The appearance of Schicklgruber at the head of Germany was programmed by the Versailles Peace. And to consider him a "possessed corporal" ... this is at least disrespectful to our grandfathers, who "broke the throat of the enemy." What was acceptable - and right - for propaganda during the Second World War - now already looks worse than just pathetic. In Germany, then, almost from scratch, they made the most modern military equipment, not everything could be done in sufficient quantities - but there were samples. Both our missile program and the American one - guess what it was based on?
    And when I read that Hitler demanded that the Me 262 be made a bomber ..... This is how the port made by our "allies" "In an open field ... oh, the sea" resisted if it had been gouged by bombers, which neither fighters could catch up with can, neither FOR normally can counteract, because there are no settings for such speeds on her POISOT ???
  27. Chief Officer Lom
    Chief Officer Lom 19 February 2022 23: 45
    0
    I think that if it were not for the revolution in Russia, the British and French would not have rolled out such a Versailles Treaty to the Germans. Firstly, they would have to share with the Russians, and this is simply unbearable for them, and secondly, they would be afraid to weaken Germany in this way, fearing us. But then it seemed to them that Russia was over, and Germany was no longer needed. Then, when it turned out that they were mistaken, they had to urgently pump Germany back, no adik, even with the help of German financiers, would have done this without the approval and assistance of the "allies".