Category Archives: Der Tiger der Fjorde


Iron Men In Wooden Boats the “History of Small Boat Minesweeping” was something I wanted to document for posterity, so that my shipmates would not be relegated to the “dustbin of history”. In planning my book I have not found … Continue reading

Posted in Boeing Gas Turbine, CoMinRon 3, Creighton Franklin "Red" Donldson, Cua Viet River, Der Tiger der Fjorde, Epping Forest Boat Division, Frank Talarico, Korean War, KpLt Hans Bartels, Kriegsmarine, LCVP, Long Tao Shipping Channel, Mine Division 33, Mine Sweeping Boat Division ONE, Mine Sweeping Launches 36', Minenraummutterschiffe, Minensuchboot M1, minesweeping, MSB-1, Nha Be, Norway WWII, Operation Back Pack, OPNAV NOTICE 1650, Russian Made Mines, Saigon Port Complex, Semaphore, SVN, Taiwan, U-Boat, Unit Awards, USMC Base Dong Ha, USN EOD, USS Cabildo LSD-16, USS Catskill MCS-1, USS Epping Forest, Vietnam, William Christian "Duffy" Hushion | 2 Comments

Der Tiger der Fjorde – WWII Norway

Minesweepers in Combat? Well, one Kriegsmarine minesweeper Kommandant von M1, Kapitanleutnant Hans Bartels earned the nickname “Der Tiger der Fjorde” or “Tiger of the Fiords” in Norway following the German invasion in 1940. His demonstrated his aggressiveness from the first … Continue reading

Posted in Der Tiger der Fjorde, KpLt Hans Bartels, Kriegsmarine, Minensuchboot M1, Norway WWII, U-Boat | Leave a comment