S boat Captains

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  1. ralphwiggum

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    Are there any famous S boat captains in WW2? I can't find any info on them:(
     
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    google atlantik-pirat

    find the forums and then login and look for the very extensive link on Schnellboots; the finest on the web I might add, there is more here that even in some books
     
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    #3 DonL, Sep 21, 2012
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    Bernd Klug, Niels Bätge, Klaus Feldt, Karl "Charlie" Müller, Friedrich Kemnade, Ritter von Georg, Nicolai Baron von Stempel, Götz Freiherr von Mirbach, Hermann Büchting, Georg Christiansen and Heinz Birnbacher.
     
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    Ralph, there were several S-Boats in the US Asiatic Fleet used in the first few months of the Pacific War. Check out the S-Boats guarding the Philippines.
    A few of them sank several Japanese ships-one even sank a destroyer I believe. I don't remember their CO's names, but I'll check it when I get the chance.
     
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    Isn't S-boat or E-boat an exclusive term for german vessels? (Schnellboote)

    To my knowledge RN boats called MTB or MGB and and for the US Navy PT boats.
     
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    There was a class of U.S. submarines known as "S-boats" (a.k.a. pig-boats) well before WW2.
     
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    IMHO the most famous of the USN S-boats, the subs, was S-44 with torpedoed the IJN CA Kako off New Ireland near Kavieng in August 42, even if Ralph probably wants info on KM S-boat captains but Don already gave that.
     
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    again check out the link I gave plus the Ritterkreuzaträgers thread, some of us have interviewed personally, the KM Schnellboot arm is something I have had an interest in since the early 1960's just like the LW.
     
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