escort the passenger ships Scharnhorst
on their way from Cuxhaven to Stavanger.
and the torpedo boats T7
escort the auxiliary ships Kärnten, Dithmarschen
and the tender Tsingtau
from Stavangar to Trondheim.
escorrt the heavy crusier Admiral Scheer
and the Troßschiff Dithmarschen
from Trondheim to Narvik.
In a major operation of the battleship Tirpitz
and the heavy cruisers Admiral Scheer
and Admiral Hipper
against the allied convoy PQ17, several destroyers and torpedo boats escort the capital ships: Friedrich Ihn
, Hans Lody
, Karl Galster
, Theodor Riedel
, Richard Beitzen
, Friedrich Eckoldt
, Erich Steinbrinck
. The operation is cancelled, but the convoy is heaviely attacked by U-boats and the Luftwaffe.
||The destroyers Richard Beizen
proceed to a mine laying operation at Nowaja Semlja. They are covered by the heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer
||The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper
is escorded by Z23
on its way from the Altafjord to the Bogenbucht.
, Friedrich Eckoldt, Z23, Z28
escort the battleship Tirpitz
and the heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer
from Narvik to Trondheim.
escort the heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer
from Trondheim back to Germany.
||To be continued.