The barrels from A Turret were taken off the ship in Philadelphia for testing and at least one of the barrels is reputed to still survive at the Naval Surface Warfare Center. [30] At 05:45, lookouts on the German ships spotted smoke on the horizon; these turned out to be from Hood and Prince of Wales, under the command of Vice Admiral Lancelot Holland. [23] By midnight, the force was in the open sea and headed toward the Arctic Ocean. If the ship does break apart when the lifting is started here is plan A and B: Plan A is to salvage the remaining parts that are still either partially or fully intact and use them in the full rebuild in a drydock either in a US drydock or Australian, or for a far stretch china due to the size of drydocks in those countries. save. Other than that, they did not bother with anything else. [1] The Admiral Hippers were nominally within the 10,000-ton limit, though they significantly exceeded the figure. If you want a German ship that actually mixed it up with enemy ships on multiple occassions, Admiral Hipper is the one to look at. Yep, very sketchy. For nine months, she cruised the Baltic training cadets. [54][55] The intention was to use the ships to interdict Allied convoys to the Soviet Union, as well as to strengthen the defenses of Norway. At 19:22, hydrophone and radar operators aboard the German warships detected the cruiser HMS Suffolk at a range of approximately 12,500 m (41,000 ft). [35] After only eight minutes of firing, Hood had disappeared, taking all but three of her crew of 1,419 men with her. [68] At that point, Prinz Eugen had expended her main battery ammunition, and critical munition shortages forced the ship to remain in port until 10 March, when she bombarded Soviet forces around Gotenhafen, Danzig, and Hela. On July 25 it was bombed again with an underwater detonation of a second atomic bomb. There is enough hard radiation left on those metal pieces to only permit anyone a couple weeks standing on it for a lifetime exposure. [64] In June 1944, Prinz Eugen, the heavy cruiser Lützow, and the 6th Destroyer Flotilla formed the Second Task Force, later renamed Task Force Thiele after its commander, Vizeadmiral August Thiele. Basic characteristics. Page of the Azur Lane version of Prinz Eugen. [67] On 13 April, 34 Lancaster bombers attacked the two ships while in port. For the financial side and how we are going to go about this with money: We have a gofundme set up and our team is gaining money to support this project as well, if you would like to donate, please do it’s very much appreciated. The cost for restoration would be enormous. Once there, she was decommissioned on 7 May and turned over to Royal Navy control the following day. On August 7, l940, Gottlob Berger, head of the SS Main Office (SS-FHA, SS-Furuhngshauptamt) and in charge of Waffen SS recruiting, sent Reichsfuehrer-SS Heinrich Himmler a memorandum outlining his plans for the recruitment of ethnic Germans (Volksdeutsche) from the Balkans into the Waffen SS. Just don't dig into the ground or scratch/touch anything or you will stir up deadly contamination just below the surface. Schmutzler: SS-Sturmbannführer. Everything else exposed to nuclear weapons from that time period are safe now. They paint a very, very rosy picture..   Ah! [45] Afterwards the ship continued further south on a mission against shipping lines. [21], While in Bergen, Prinz Eugen took on 764 t (752 long tons; 842 short tons) of fuel; Bismarck inexplicably failed to similarly refuel. Prinz Eugen was powered by three sets of geared steam turbines, which were supplied with steam by twelve ultra-high pressure oil-fired boilers. "[89], Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}8°45′9.85″N 167°40′59.16″E / 8.7527361°N 167.6831000°E / 8.7527361; 167.6831000, Operation Cerberus and Norwegian operations, "L/60" denotes the length of the gun. [64], As the Soviet Army pushed the Wehrmacht back on the Eastern Front, it became necessary to reactivate Prinz Eugen as a gunnery support vessel; on 1 October 1943, the ship was reassigned to combat duty. [51] On the night of 1 July 1941,[44] Prinz Eugen was struck by an armor-piercing bomb that destroyed the control center deep down under the bridge. The trouble with Prinz Eugen's propulsion system may have influenced the decision to dispose of her in the nuclear tests. The three escorting destroyers were detached at 04:14 on 22 May, while the force steamed off Trondheim. Prinz Eugen has also been depicted as also close to Z23, although their exact relationship isn't specifically known. Lütjens ordered his ships to engage the British cruiser; Bismarck fired five salvoes, three of which straddled Norfolk and rained shell splinters on her decks. Her stern was destroyed by a torpedo from HMS Trident on February 23, 1942. Eugen described as the ship made in theHipper-class and is she claims to be a highly adaptive ship with countless experiences in combat. [3] The ship had a design displacement of 16,970 t (16,700 long tons; 18,710 short tons) and a full-load displacement of 18,750 long tons (19,050 t). They seriously.. seriously didn't know what they were writing down. The government was concerned about the risk of a severe typhoon damaging the wreck and causing a leak. At this time, Admiral Raeder finally informed Hitler of the operation, who reluctantly allowed it to continue as planned. [38] After the end of the engagement, Lütjens reported that a "Battlecruiser, probably Hood, sunk. … The hull has sprung several smaller oil leaks over the years. [86] She suffered no significant structural damage from the explosions but was thoroughly contaminated with radioactive fallout. The wreck remains partially visible above the water approximately two miles northwest of Bucholz Army Airfield, on the edge of Enubuj. The shell reached Hood's rear ammunition magazine and detonated 112 t (110 long tons; 123 short tons) of cordite propellant. The ship was launched on 22 Augus… [60] Prinz Eugen was out of service for repairs until October; she conducted sea trials beginning on 27 October. Two hours later, the pair had reached a point north of Iceland. [8] The ship's bell is currently held at the National Museum of the United States Navy, while the bell from Tegetthoff is held in Graz, Austria. [52][49][53] The loss of the control center also made the main guns useless and repairs lasted until the end of 1941. [82] On 1 May the German crewmen left the ship and returned to Germany. They entered the Channel an hour later; the three ships sped at 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph), hugging the French coast along the voyage. (I … [79] American interest in magnetic amplifier technology increased again after findings in investigations of the fire control system of Prinz Eugen. Bismarck turned around to face Wake-Walker's formation, forcing Suffolk to turn away at high speed. Despite the many British warships and several convoys in the area, at least 104 units were identified on the 29th by the ship's radio crew, Prinz Eugen reached the Bay of Biscay undiscovered, and on 1 June the ship was joined by German destroyers and aircraft off the coast of France south of Brest;[49] and escorted to Brest, which she reached late on 1 June where she immediately entered dock. [12] Admirals Erich Raeder and Günther Lütjens discussed the possibility of delaying the operation further, in the hopes that repairs to the battleship Scharnhorst would be completed or Bismarck's sistership Tirpitz would complete trials in time for the ships to join Prinz Eugen and Bismarck. [67], After arriving in Boston, the ship was extensively examined by the US Navy. [32] Holland then ordered a second 20° turn to port, to bring his ships on a parallel course with Bismarck and Prinz Eugen. It's been 30 years now. It is showing that the radiation level after 1,000 days is lower on the deck of the PE than it is on the Geiger Counter right here at my desk. Launched August 22, 1938. In addition, Hitler saw the Norwegian theater as the "zone of destiny", so he ordered the three ships' return to Germany in early 1942 so they could be deployed there. Allocated to the United States, the ship briefly served as USS Prinz Eugen (IX-300), having some equipment stripped off for study and then being expended as an atomic bomb target.. Twice. Two heavy cruisers maintain contact. By this time, Bismarck had found the range to Hood, so Lütjens ordered Prinz Eugen to shift fire and target Prince of Wales to keep both of his opponents under fire. [17] Gotland transmitted a report to naval headquarters, stating: "Two large ships, three destroyers, five escort vessels, and 10–12 aircraft passed Marstrand, course 205°/20'. Her keel was laid on 23 April 1936, under construction number 564 and cover name Kreuzer J. After confirming "broad streams of oil on both sides of [Bismarck's] wake",[41] Prinz Eugen returned to the forward position. These guys are guessing the numbers since those readings on the right are 400% below background. Within a few minutes, Prinz Eugen scored a pair of hits on the battleship and reported that a small fire had been started. [49] The Royal Air Force jokingly referred to the three ships as the Brest Bomb Target Flotilla, and between 1 August and 31 December 1941 it dropped some 1200 tons of bombs on the port. [62] After stopping briefly in Grimstadfjord, the ships proceeded on to Trondheim. She survived the atomic blasts and was taken to Kwajalein Atoll, finally capsizing in December 1946. [64], The cruiser was ready for action by mid-January 1945, when she was sent to bombard Soviet forces in Samland. Post by Mikedc » 22 Dec 2004, 19:30 I've two Schmutzlers and I'm looking for their Christian names as well as some more info(if possible short bio)from both men. [61], On 21 February 1942, Prinz Eugen, the heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer, and the destroyers Richard Beitzen, Paul Jakobi, Z25, Hermann Schoemann, and Friedrich Ihn steamed to Norway. For questions and allegations about radiation problems: The USS/KMS Prinz Eugen is non radioactive as of this time, some sections of the ship, mainly the deep parts of the hull may still be semi radioactive, but we will bring radiation detectors and make sure no one is hurt in the exploration of the interior, and if it still is radioactive inside, we will clean it out once it’s fully lifted. Prinz Eugen was therefore recalled temporarily. Lütjens ordered his ships' crews to battle stations. [58][59], Off Dover, Prinz Eugen came under fire from British coastal artillery batteries, though they scored no hits. However, on her own power she managed to reach Trondheim and from there was towed to Lofjord [de], where, over the next few months, emergency repairs were effected. Two days later, while patrolling off the Trondheimsfjord, the British submarine Trident torpedoed Prinz Eugen. General der Jagdflieger (General of Fighter Force) Adolf Galland directed Luftwaffe fighter and bomber forces (Operation Donnerkeil) during Cerberus. 24 talking about this. [60] The torpedo struck the ship in the stern, killing fifty men, causing serious damage, and rendering the ship unmaneuverable. [65], Beginning in 1974, the US government began to warn about the danger of an oil leak from the ship's full fuel bunkers. [78] Her main battery gun turrets fell out of their barbettes when the ship rolled over. Once the pride of the German Navy, this 700 foot long heavy cruiser was used by the U.S. as a test target for not one but two atom bombs at Bikini atoll. On the second attack, they succeeded in sinking Lützow with a single Tallboy bomb hit. This ship was exposed to and impregnated with radioactive isotopes. For the ship itself and how it will be lifted or in either cases, moved, we will be contacting a lot of companies about getting heavy lift crane ships, for example from either china or the US. The Prinz Eugen was towed back to Kwajalein Atoll, more than 400 miles away, with hopes of scrapping the ship and further studying the residual impact of the radiation. Unfortunately, there was a leak in the hull, and radioactivity prevented anyone from repairing the hull. She fired her main battery at them and scored several hits on Worcester, but she was forced to maneuver erratically to avoid their torpedoes. [12] The two ships were escorted by three destroyers—Hans Lody, Z16 Friedrich Eckoldt, and Z23—and a flotilla of minesweepers. [56] Vice Admiral Otto Ciliax was given command of the operation. This is our plan if you are interested: We have read up fully on maritime law, and how the USA still has rights over the wreck of the ship due to her being not decommissioned and still on US soil, we are going to go to the US embassy to speak to them about this and we’ll get the rights for salvage. While en route to Kiel, the ship was attacked by a British force of 19 Bristol Blenheim bombers and 27 Bristol Beaufort torpedo bombers commanded by Wing Commander Mervyn Williams, though the aircraft failed to hit the ship. From 1944 onward, Prinz Eugen was assigned to the Baltic coast. The movie isn't much better than that idea. In 2018, the US navy removed about 229,000 gallons of fuel oil from the Eugen for ecological reasons. [54] By 13:00, the ships had cleared the Strait of Dover but, half an hour later, a flight of six Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers, with Spitfire escort, attacked the Germans. There she met with the light cruiser Leipzig, and almost destroyed the ship. For the ship itself and how it will be lifted or in either cases, moved, we will be contacting a lot of companies about getting heavy lift crane ships, for example from either china or the US. [7] She was launched on 22 August 1938,[8] in a ceremony attended by the Governor (Reichsstatthalter) of the Ostmark, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, who made the christening speech. [8] The cruiser spent the remainder of 1940 conducting sea trials in the Baltic Sea. Bikini Atoll is a Chernobyl sized clean-up effort. [67][68] Four destroyers and two torpedo boats supported the action, along with Prinz Eugen's Ar 196 floatplanes; the cruiser fired a total of 265 shells from her main battery. In 1935, Germany signed the Anglo–German Naval Agreement with Great Britain, which provided a legal basis for German naval rearmament; the treaty specified that Germany would be able to build five 10,000-long-ton (10,000 t) "treaty cruisers". Jonathan joins historian Mark Miller on a trip to explore this mysterious shipwreck. [67] Over the first two days, the ship fired some 700 rounds of ammunition from her main battery. [28] Suffolk quickly retreated to a safe distance and shadowed the German ships. Close. [78][83], She was towed to the Pacific via Philadelphia and the Panama Canal,[78] departing on 3 March. [44] She had by then only 160 tons fuel left, enough for a day. She was originally to be named after Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, the Austrian victor of the Battle of Lissa, though considerations over the possible insult to Italy, defeated by Tegetthoff at Lissa, led to the Kriegsmarine to adopt Prinz Eugen as the ship's namesake. [22] At 19:30 on 21 May, Prinz Eugen, Bismarck, and the three escorting destroyers left port. My grandfather was the chief engineering officer on the ship (USS Conserver) that towed Prinz Eugen to the spot where she sank. At around 12:00, Lütjens ordered his two ships to turn toward the Denmark Strait to attempt the breakout into the open waters of the Atlantic. Two of the shells landed short, striking the water close to the ship, but at least one of the 38 cm armor-piercing shells struck Hood and penetrated her thin upper belt armor. Regardless, the ships was so radioactively hot that no one was willing to go on board to find out. About a minute after opening fire, Prinz Eugen scored a hit with a high-explosive 20.3 cm (8.0 in) shell, detonating unrotated projectile ammunition and starting a large fire on Hood, which was quickly extinguished. In February 1942, … The length of 60, The British were unaware that the German ships had reversed positions while in the Denmark Strait. "Prinz Eugen" SS Division, 1941-1945 by Carl Kosta Savich 2001. On 11 and 12 October, she fired in support of German troops in Memel. She was named after Prince Eugene of Savoy, an 18th-century Austrian general. [25] Prinz Eugen's radio-intercept team decrypted the radio signals being sent by Suffolk and learned that their location had indeed been reported. [25] Upon entering the Strait, both ships activated their FuMO radar detection equipment sets. Meme. We have enough idiots denying this pandemic -- Please don't bring this kind of poison around. Here she is being helped through the Gatun locks in Panama by the helper railcar. Also is she a dive wreck site today or still radioactive? [6] In early 1941, the ship's artillery crews conducted gunnery training. Swedish aircraft and destroyers shadowed the convoy, but did not intervene. [43], On 26 May, Prinz Eugen rendezvoused with the supply ship Spichern to refill her nearly empty fuel tanks. Actually the USS Prinz Eugen was the furthest vessel in the Baker shot target array and remained afloat five months after the nuclear blast, but was too radioactive to permit crews to repair hull leaks sustained in the blast and … At her launch on 22 August 1938, Prinz Eugen still featured a straight bow with triple anchors and open funnels. THE HEAVY CRUISER PRINZ EUGEN. On 13 December, Prinz Eugen was awarded as a war prize to the United States, which sent the ship to Wesermünde. [64][68] Prinz Eugen's bombardment was instrumental in the successful repulse of the Soviet attack. https://gcaptain.com/u-s-navy-salvage-team-completes-oil-removal-from-former-german-cruiser-prinz-eugen/, Central Pennsylvania (not the Battleship). The old battleship Schlesien also provided gunfire support, as did Lützow after 25 March. The problem though was that everyone knew that Prinz Eugen was undamaged as her arrival in Denmark was well documented by the media. A raked funnel cap was also installed. Hello to anyone who is reading this and is interested in our project! This thread is archived. [64] Sea trials commenced on 14 November. ... and she becomes a radioactive Eugen-zilla. Of these 115 crew members, four were officers, seven were cadets or ensigns, two were petty officers, 22 were junior petty officers, 78 were sailors and two were civilians. The main battery turrets had 105 mm (4.1 in) thick faces and 70 mm thick sides. 1 Character Synopsis 2 Character Statistics 3 Other Attributes 4 Gallery 5 Others Prinz Eugenis an admiral ship of The Ironblood. Prinz Eugen was assigned to Operation Crossroads and took part in the Bikini Atoll tests. [14], By 11 May 1941, repairs to Prinz Eugen had been completed. [5] Prinz Eugen's armored belt was 70 to 80 mm (2.8 to 3.1 in) thick; her upper deck was 12 to 30 mm (0.47 to 1.18 in) thick and her main armored deck was 20 to 50 mm (0.79 to 1.97 in) thick. The attack killed 60 men and wounded more than 40 others. This and the following photos show the Prinz Eugen transiting the Panama Canal on her way to Bikini Atoll. Built by Krupp Germania shipyard in Kiel. Prinz Eugen was a Hipper class cruiser, launched in 1938 and … Schmutzler, 'Prinz Eugen', and his namesakes. A pair of Supermarine Spitfires were ordered to search the Norwegian coast for the German flotilla. [24], By 04:00 on 23 May, Lütjens ordered Prinz Eugen and Bismarck to increase speed to 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph) to make the dash through the Denmark Strait. You can visit for a time...  but no children or women of pregnancy age. Prinz Eugen was then assigned to defend Norwegian waters, along with battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. [4] She was originally to be named after Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, the Austrian victor of the Battle of Lissa, though considerations over the possible insult to Italy, defeated by Tegetthoff at Lissa, led the Kriegsmarine to adopt Prinz Eugen as the ship's namesake. No, I am not sending any checks to Nigeria for this. YOU DO NOT WANT THIS. The biggest problem is that it is a rusted hulk with likely very little structural integrity. Wartime History During May 1941, Prinz Eugena and Bismarck engaged … After it became apparent that it would be impossible to move the ship to Norway, Prinz Eugen was assigned to the Fleet Training Squadron. Good day to all of you.https://discord.gg/XBYBQwmgzJ. The mine damaged the fuel tank, propeller shaft couplings,[12] and fire control equipment. After launching, her straight bow was replaced with a clipper bow, increasing the length overall to 212.5 meters (697 ft). The ships were forced to zigzag to avoid ice floes. [37] Lütjens firmly rejected the request, and instead ordered Bismarck and Prinz Eugen to head for the open waters of the North Atlantic. Meme. Prinz Eugen was moored about 1,200 yards (1,100 m) from the epicenter of both blasts and was only lightly damaged by them; the Able blast only bent her foremast and broke the top of her main mast. Prinz Eugen received the benefit of experience in the construction and trials of her preceding sisters, and was completed with minor differences. [27], Admiral Lütjens gave permission for Prinz Eugen to engage Suffolk, though the captain of the German cruiser could not clearly make out his target and so held fire. The two ships destroyed the British battlecruiser Hood and moderately damaged the battleship Prince of Wales in the Battle of the Denmark Strait. I'm reading this graph with absolute disbelief. [67] The United States did not particularly want the cruiser, but it did want to prevent the Soviet Union from acquiring it. I thought I saw another ship behind Prinz Eugen - you can see the derricks (at least I think that is what they are) just behind Prinz Eugen's funnel. The new bow kept her foredeck much drier in heavy weather. The same day more engine problems showed up, including trouble with the port engine turbine, the cooling of the middle engine and problems with the starboard screw, reducing her maximum speed to 28 knots. [80][81] The guns from turret Anton were removed while in Philadelphia in February. Now America Is Trying To Save Its Oil Before It's Too Late", "U.S. Navy divers recover oil from wrecked WWII ship Prinz Eugen", Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in 1946, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=German_cruiser_Prinz_Eugen&oldid=1003942585, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-LCCN identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Surrendered 8 May 1945, transferred to US Navy, Design: 16,970 t (16,700 long tons; 18,710 short tons), This page was last edited on 31 January 2021, at 12:23. You obviously do not know what radiation is, and how many thousands of years those isotopes will remain. Look forward to your future post on this subject ... Prinz Eugen wreck site? The Prinz Eugen can be seen on the right side of the photo above. The cruiser laid a smoke screen and fled into a fog bank, ending the brief engagement. Her entire stern was cut away and plated over and two jury-rigged rudders, operated manually by capstans, were installed. Maybe after 270,000 years. In July 1946, the United States of … Today, at the bottom of the ocean, the radiation levels of the Prinz Eugen are low enough for safe exploration. The Navy determined in 1974 that neither Prinz Eugen nor the oil inside the wreck is still radioactive. [64] Hans-Erich Voss, who later became Hitler's Naval Liaison Officer, was given command of the ship when she returned to service. Although it survived the initial blast, the ship sank a few months later with 2,767 metric tons of oil still in its tanks. They dont even name their nonprofit. USS Prinz Eugen was examined and tested and eventually sailed into the south Pacific to become the first German warship to be sunk by a nuclear explosion. [11] In April, the ship joined the newly commissioned battleship Bismarck for maneuvers in the Baltic. Prinz Eugen. James P.Delgado, Ghost Fleet: the Sunken Ships of Bikini Atoll, Honolulu, 1996 Commissioned on August 1, 1940 into the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) as Prinz Eugen. There is enough hard radiation left on those metal pieces to only permit anyone a couple weeks standing on it for a lifetime exposure. For the financial side and how we are going to go about this with money: We have a gofundme set up and our team is gaining money to support this project as well, if you would like to donate, please do it’s very much appreciated. For questions and allegations about radiation problems: The USS/KMS Prinz Eugen is non radioactive as of this time, some sections of the ship, mainly the deep parts of the hull may still be semi radioactive, but we will bring radiation detectors and make sure no one is hurt in the exploration of the interior, and if it still is radioactive inside, we will clean it out once it’s fully lifted. I'm calling [edited]. Why don't you try to get a vehicle out of Chernobyl?? [72] For his leadership of Prinz Eugen in the final year of the war, Reinicke was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 21 April 1945. [78] A salvage team could not be brought to Kwajalein in time,[84] so the US Navy attempted to beach the ship to prevent her from sinking, but on 22 December, Prinz Eugen capsized and sank. [87] On 29 August 1946, the US Navy decommissioned Prinz Eugen. During these operations, she fired a total of 2,025 shells from her 20.3 cm guns and another 2,446 rounds from her 10.5 cm guns. Prinz Eugen was detached from Bismarck during the operation to raid Allied merchant shipping, but this was cut short due to engine troubles. The following month, Prinz Eugen returned to gunfire support duties. Compiled by José M. Rico. Bananas are more radioactive than .004 mR/hr, The Archeology of the Atomic Bomb: A Submerged Cultural Resources Assessment of the Sunken Fleet of Operation Crossroads at Bikini and Kwajalein Atoll Lagoons (nps.gov). The torpedo severely damaged the ship's stern, which necessitated repairs in Germany. Not sure you can consider the Prinz Eugen a fighter that proved it more then once. [57] The fighters flew at masthead-height to avoid detection by the British radar network. On the mid's of the war she was lucky to survive a blow from torpedo of a British submarine in the Norwegian waters. On 19–20 August, the ship steamed into the Gulf of Riga and bombarded Tukums. [13] The planned sortie with Bismarck was delayed while repairs were carried out. 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