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Uckermark

Tro▀schiff 1939 - 1942  Dithmarschen  Class

   Ship Info   History   Operational History   Technical Data 
1938/1939:   Supply operations for Kriegsmarine ships during the sea control in the Spanish Civil War.
05.08.1939:   Altmark leaves Germany for supply operations of the Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee in the South Atlantic.
16.02.1940:   After the scuttling of the Admiral Graf Spee , the Altmark returns home with over 300 POWs. In Norwegian waters, the ship is detected by British aircraft and hunted by British destroyer flotillas. In the Jössingfjord the ship is boarded by the destroyer Cossack under the eyes of Norwegian torpedo boats.
March 1940:   The damaged Altmark is towed back to Germany.
06.08.1940:   Renamed to Uckermark .
12.09.1940:   On its way in the North Atlantic, the Uckermark is hit by a mine at the Karmsund and returns to Kiel.
18.01-23.03.1941:   Supply operations for battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisneau during Operation Berlin.
15-16.08.1942:   T4 and T10 escort the support ships Uckermarck and Ermland between Royan and Pallice.
09.09.1942:   Uckermark leaves France heading for Japan as a blockade breaker.
09-10.09.1942:   On a third attempt, T10 , T13 and T14 escort the support ship Uckermarck to the Biscay.
24.11.1942:   Arrival at Yokohama after supplying the auxiliary cruiser Michel on its way
30.11.1942:   A heavy explosion occurred during the cleaning of the ships tanks, causing 53 deaths. The ship is damaged beyond repairs and broken down.

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