|S-Boats in the Kriegsmarine|
Begleitschiff "Carl Peters"
Tender "Carl Peters" still without weapons in January 1940
*) As communicated by Mr. Horst Köhler, a development engineer at MAN for more than 40 years, on 03.02.2020 the company MAN at that time only produced dobbeleffective tostroke-dieselengines - no dobbeleffective fourstroke-dieselengines as reported by many online and printed media - with that performance. Se also www.dieselmotoren-historik.com.
"Carl Peters" was commissionde on 06.01.40 for the 1.S-Flotilla. Sisterschip "Adolf Lüderitz".
"Carl Peters" during the occupation of Bergen received a hit by the Kvarven-Landbattery (Byfjord) in the mast, which did not cause a big damage. Since the 1.S-Flotilla was transported to the Black Sea in spring 1942, "Carl Peters" came initially to the 6. and subsequently to the 8.S-Flotilla. On 01.09.43 she was finally assigned to the S-Boats-Schoolflotilla. When in June 1944 the S-Boats-Trainingdivision was installed she came to tne newly formed 3. S-Boats-Schoolflotilla. After a hit by a mine in the Gelting Bight "Carl Peters" sank on 14.05.45 .
"Carl Peters" with S-Boats af 3rd S-SchulFltl - Picture: H. Büchting
After a hit by a mine when weighing anchor in the Gelting Bight "Carl Peters" sank on 14.5.45. One man was wounded.
Sinking of "Carl Peters" in Gelting Bight - Picture: Sepp Struppe, KspA Steinberg
The ship capsized and was laying on ground on her starboardside after 12 minutes. S-boats were rescueing the complement.
off Norgaardholz - Picture: Walter Schöppe, KspA Steinberg
Recovery of "Carl Peters"
with help of supporting-timbers - Picture: H.N. Diederichsen, KspA Steinberg
Big air bladders were
employed for the recovery - Picture: Walter Schöppe, KspA Steinberg
The recovered "Carl Peters"
1953 - Picture: Walter Schöppe, KspA Steinberg
The ship was laying in the bight bottom up until 1950 when it was turned around, brought up and pumped out. She was towed to Kiel-Wik and finally broken up 1952/53.