Hochsee-Lehr-Kommando

Discussion in 'Axis Units' started by reinaart, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. reinaart

    reinaart Member

    At the moment there is an auction of some nice pics on ebay that probably show the Sturmboot Lehrgang (assault boat training) of the Hochsee-Lehr-Kommando at Esbjerg (Danmark). This training unit had been transferred from Terneuzen (Holland) to Danmark in June/July 1943 :

    http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/PionierErsBat/PiErsBatLdgs.htm

    The pics can be found here:

    http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_odkw=&_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A3347&_osacat=15504&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.XSturmboot.TRS0&_nkw=Sturmboot&_sacat=15504

    This pic shows a Sturmboot that had been modified to operate in open water (a deck was added to a standard Stubo). Usually an mg mount was also added to the foredeck but not in this case. In the background is a schwere Sturmboot 42 (heavy assault boat):

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    The Stubos could be launched from a Siebel Fähre (Siebel ferry) by means of a ramp :

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    The last pic also shows a Pionierlandungsboot 41, I have better pics of this vessel from a previous auction (same unit).

    This well-known pic shows a similar Fähre that belonged to the Hochsee-Lehr-Kommando in Terneuzen. This week I finally managed to find its location, the pic was made in the Antwerp docks and not in Terneuzen.

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    The warehouse in the background was/is used to store Calcium nitrate :

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    The caption of the pic in Regenberger's booklet mentions a Japanese delegation but I doubt if this is correct. Most pics of general Oshima stem from a later date.

    edit: In the mean time I have learned that the ebay pics were not taken in Esbjerg but In Fredericia (Danmark), apparently members of the Hitlerjugend (youths in black uniforms) attended a Stubo course.

    source:
    http://forum.panzer-archiv.de/print.php?t=6789&start=15&sid=b9c6e3b6b94975a24c2413b6856e6751


    Pionier-Landungs-Lehr- und Ersatz-Regiment

    Juni/Juli 1943 Vollaufstellung in Dänemark mit:

    Stab in Fredericia
    I.(PiLdgsLehruErs)Btl. in Fredericia
    II.(PiLdgsAusb)Btl. in Esbjerg
    III.(PiLdgsWerft)Btl. in Kolding
    IV. (PiLdgsLehruErs)Btl. in Belgrad

    14.07.1944 umbenannt in LandungsPionierLehrundErsatzRegimentsstab

    Kommandeure

    1943/1944 Oberstleutnant Schulz
    1944/45 Oberst Behrisch


    Arjan
     
  2. reinaart

    reinaart Member

    In the mean time I have found confirmation in Randolf Kugler's "Das Landungswesen in Deutschland seit 1900" that a delegation of Japanese officers was indeed present in Antwerp (10.7.1942). They attended a review of the landingcraft of the German Army, Navy and Airforce. For those interested in this subject I presented some more info on the Hochsee-Lehr-Kommando here (it's in Dutch and German) :

    http://www.stiwotforum.nl/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=15490

    Arjan
     
  3. reinaart

    reinaart Member

    Currently some nice pics of the Hochsee-Lehr-Kommando in Terneuzen on ebay :

    Artikel zum Verkauf von mdw-auction | eBay

    The give away to identify the unit in the pics is this photo, it doesn't show a Sturmboot wreck as the seller claims but rather the wreck of HMS Valentine which was sunk off Terneuzen in 1940 :

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    The pic was probably made in 1943 because this is what HMS Valentine looked like in 1940 :

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    The Lehr Kommando had Siebelfähren with ramps for launching and retrieving leichte Sturmboote (light assault boats). It also had some rare schwere Sturmboote (heavy assault boats) :

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    The last pic shows a special version of a schwere Sturmboot (command or sanitary version).

    Arjan
     

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