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The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis called at Kerguelen during December 1940.
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German and auxiliary
The first shot of the war at sea was fired on 5 August 1914 by a destroyer of the 2nd Flotilla,, in an engagement with the German auxiliary minelayer.
The German contribution to this operation is two frigates, four fast attack craft, and two auxiliary vessels.
In total, there are about 67 commissioned ships in the German Navy, including 4 submarines and 21 auxiliary ships.
*, a Leander-class light cruiser launched in 1934, and sunk following an engagement with the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran on 19 November 1941.
On 6 and 7 December 1940 the Nazi German auxiliary cruisers Orion and Komet sank four merchant ships.
* May 8 – WWII: The German auxiliary cruiser Pinguin is sunk by HMS Cornwall ( 56 ) in the Indian Ocean.
* September 5 – WWII: Commerce raiding German auxiliary cruiser Komet enters the Pacific Ocean via the Bering Strait after crossing the Arctic Ocean from the North Sea with the help of Soviet icebreakers Lenin, Stalin, and Kaganovich.
: For the incident involving the WWII merchant ship Automedon, see the article: SS Automedon and the article: German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis.
* SS Britannia, a 1925 British liner, sunk by the German auxiliary cruiser Thor in 1941 with the loss of 122 crew and 127 passengers.
Chilperic's name in Frankish meant " powerful supporter ", akin to German hilfreich " auxiliary " ( cf.
They were also supported by the Heer ( German Army ), which was more willing to comply with Hitler's decisions after he announced the SA would act as an auxiliary to the army, and not the other way around as the SA leadership had wanted.
These documents were captured by the German Hilfskreuzer ( auxiliary cruiser ) Atlantis, on 1940-11-11.
* 1895-The Imperial German Navy mobilizes the provisional auxiliary cruiser Normannia for a 15-day trial armed with eight 6 in guns, two guns, six guns, and two torpedo boats.
Of the known German force of eight ships, two escaped: the auxiliary Seydlitz and the light cruiser, which roamed at large for a further three months before her captain was cornered by a British squadron off the Juan Fernández Islands on 14 March 1915.
* Nikolaus Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlodien, German auxiliary cruiser commander ; one of only two junior officers to receive the highest military honors of the five main German states.
German and cruiser
In 1914 the island was visited by the German light cruiser SMS Emden half-way through its historic commerce raiding cruise during the first months of World War I.
* 1939 – World War II: Battle of the River Plate – Captain Hans Langsdorff of the German Deutschland class cruiser ( pocket battleship ) Admiral Graf Spee engages with Royal Navy cruisers HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax and HMNZS Achilles.
* was an Admiral-class battlecruiser launched in 1918 and sunk in 1941 by the German battleship Bismarck and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen in the Battle of the Denmark Strait.
Following the Royal Navy's revenge at the Battle of the Falkland Islands a month later, the only surviving German cruiser, SMS Dresden, was finally hunted down and cornered at Más a Tierra early in 1915, where she was scuttled after a brief battle with British cruisers.
Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft shipyard launched the German cruiser Prinz Eugen, as well as many of Germany's U-boats ( 130 between 1934 and 1945 ) using preassembled parts supplied by other Krupp factories in a process similar to the construction of the US liberty ships.
SMS Lübeck was the first German cruiser to be fitted with turbine engines, which were also trialled in torpedo boat S-125.
* 1915 – World War I: Cornered off the coast of Chile by the Royal Navy after fleeing the Battle of the Falkland Islands, the German light cruiser SMS Dresden is abandoned and scuttled by her crew.
The Germans and the crew of an Austro-Hungarian protected cruiser put up a hopeless defense and after holding out for more than a week surrendered to the Japanese, forcing the German East Asia Squadron to steam towards South America for a new coal source.
The German battle cruiser Admiral Graf Spee was observed passing the island in 1939 and the British oil tanker Darkdale was torpedoed off Jamestown bay.
This class of German boats could be highly effective, as in the action in which the British cruiser HMS Charybdis was sunk off Brittany by a torpedo salvo launched by the Elbing-class torpedo boats T23 and T27.
March 14: ( WWI ) Royal Navy forced the German light cruiser SMS Dresden ( 1907 ) | SMS Dresden to scuttle.
* October 23 – WWI: Torpedoing of the armored cruiser SMS Prinz Adalbert results in only three men being rescued from a crew of 675, the greatest single loss of life for the German Imperial Navy in the Baltic Sea during the War.
* August 10 – WWII: British armed merchant cruiser is torpedoed off Malin Head, Ireland, by German submarine U-56.
German and Atlantis
She argues that Bacon's movement for the advancement of learning was closely connected with the German Rosicrucian movement, while Bacon's New Atlantis portrays a land ruled by Rosicrucians.
Another major link is said to be the resemblance between Bacon's " New Atlantis " and the German Rosicrucian Johann Valentin Andreae's " Description of the Republic of Christianopolis ( 1619 )".
In Nazi ideology this " Nordic " race was the purest example of the original racial stock of those who were then called the Proto-Aryans, whom the Nazis believed to have prehistorically dwelt on the North German Plain and to have ultimately originated from the lost continent of Atlantis.
He also served in World War II and was commanding the HMS Devonshire, a heavy cruiser, on 21 November 1941 when he was informed that codebreakers had determined that German U-boats were going to be surfacing near him, to refuel from a merchant raider, the Hilfskreuzer ( cruiser ) Atlantis.
The Captain of the City of Baghdad, J. Armstrong White, later wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.
Pabst also filmed three versions of Pierre Benoit's novel L ' Atlantide in 1932, in German, English, and French, titled Die Herrin von Atlantis, The Mistress of Atlantis, and L ' Atlantide, respectively.
Loaded with cargo, mainly wool, she left Fremantle, Western Australia between 1 and 3 September 1939 and on 9 September 1940 she was sunk by the German raider Atlantis.
A survivor of the Ramel alleges that there was a German sailor on board who had helped to guide the Atlantis to the Ramel ; the German may have used torches and lights to signal to the German vessel during the night.