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Friday, November 10th 2017, 2:52pm

Kieler Nachrichten, Tuesday, 25 May 1948

The frigates Stockach, Gailingen, Chemnitz, and Mohlsdorf have completed their assignment to the Lehr-Division and are now fully operational for service with the fleet.

Rostocker Zeitung, Wednesday, 26 May 1948

The dockyard at Kiel today saw completion of the new frigates Ottendorf and Drachhausen, while the Flensburger Schiffsbau delivered the frigates Pirow and Roggenstede. These comprise the last four vessels of the Manching-class, and are expected to be followed by a new class of frigates due to be begun next year.

Dithmarscher Landeszeitung, Thursday, 27 May 1948

Peat cutters Otto and Max Müller of Osterby, Rendsburg-Eckernförde, while cutting peat on their father’s land, discovered the mummified partial remains of human body buried long ago in a bog. Classed by archaeologists as a bog-burial, the remains – comprising a head was wrapped in fragments of a deerskin cape – feature hair tied in a Suebian knot, which the historian Tacitus describes in his Germania as a characteristic of free men among the Germanic tribe of Suebi. The find is now undergoing analysis at the Provincial Archaeological Museum.


Sunday, November 12th 2017, 11:38am

Kieler Nachrichten, Friday, 28 May 1948

The destroyers Torgau, Bautzen, Dessau, and Gustrow have completed their assignment to the Lehr-Division and are now fully operational for service with the fleet.

Bremer Nachrichten, Saturday, 29 May 1948

Ceremonies at the Deschimag shipyard at Bremerhaven marked the completion today of the destroyers Limburg and Oppeln; similar ceremonies at Cuxhaven marked the completion of the destroyers Schwarzburg and Altenburg. The newly-completed vessels will be undergoing builders’ trials for the next several weeks before joining the Lehr-Division in the Baltic for a period of operational training.


Monday, November 13th 2017, 9:27pm

Base Aéronavale de Lann Bihoué, France, Sunday, 30 May 1948

Kapitänleutnant Ganzer and Oberleutnant zur See Offermann were comparing notes after their most recent rides in the Breguet-Nord Br.930 Pêcheur antisubmarine aircraft. For a design that derived from the Breguet Br.693 ground-attack aircraft they found it serviceable enough, if rather small. Of course, its small size was not necessarily an impediment for operating off the Kriegsmarine’s own flight decks. The fact that the design was still ‘flexible’ was also an element in its favour – the officials of the factory in Toulouse had been very clear that the airframe could be readily modified to suit any of the Kriegsmarine’s needs. As an interim type the Br.930 was certainly worth considering.

As they waited for transportation back to Paris they began to write the report they would submit. They would recommend that the French Marine Nationale be invited to send one or two of its aircraft for evaluation and carrier-testing. If these tests confirmed the aircraft’s suitability, it was their considered opinion that the Br.930 be acquired to fill the immediate needs of the Marineflieger, while a domestic aircraft capable of meeting all the needs of the service was developed.

Világgazdaság (Budapest), Monday, 31 May 1948

Our correspondents in East Africa report that on Tuesday of last week armed gunmen robbed the Banco di Roma branch in Addis Ababa, capital of the East African State, escaping with a considerable amount of cash and wounding two policemen in the process. No further details are available at this time, and local authorities have described it as an isolated incident of banditry.