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Kreuzer Prinz Eugen Tally

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Kreuzer Prinz Eugen Tally

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Kreuzer Prinz Eugen Tally.

This super rare tally that is almost impossible to find is being offered to you exclusively by us!

This elusive tally is a very fine example and in a full length measuring in at 170cm!

This is a “cellion” example, and included with the tally is a large sized picture from 1945 with the sailor wearing a cellion cap tally!

Of not is in the picture the young sailor is void of breast eagle and cap insignia prior to sailing to the USA for atomic bomb tests!

This is by far one of the hardest Kriegsmarine cap tally’s to find!!!

 

Prinz Eugen (German pronunciation: was an Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser, the third of a class of five vessels. She served with Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine during World War II. The ship was laid down in April 1936, launched in August 1938, and entered service after the outbreak of war, in August 1940.

Prinz Eugen saw action during Operation Rheinübung, an attempted breakout into the Atlantic Ocean with the battleship Bismarck in May 1941. The two ships destroyed the British battlecruiser Hood and moderately damaged the battleship Prince of Wales in the Battle of the Denmark Strait. Prinz Eugen was detached from Bismarck during the operation to raid Allied merchant shipping, but this was cut short due to engine troubles. After putting into occupied France and undergoing repairs, the ship participated in Operation Cerberus, a daring daylight dash through the English Channel back to Germany. In February 1942, Prinz Eugen was deployed to Norway, although her time stationed there was curtailed when she was torpedoed by the British submarine Trident days after arriving in Norwegian waters. The torpedo severely damaged the ship’s stern, which necessitated repairs in Germany.

Upon returning to active service, the ship spent several months training officer cadets in the Baltic before serving as artillery support for the retreating German Army on the Eastern Front. After the German collapse in May 1945, she was surrendered to the British Royal Navy before being transferred to the US Navy as a war prize. After examining the ship in the United States, the US Navy assigned the cruiser to the Operation Crossroads nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll. Having survived the atomic blasts, Prinz Eugen was towed to Kwajalein Atoll, where she ultimately capsized and sank in December 1946. The wreck remains partially visible above the water approximately two miles northwest of Bucholz Army Airfield, on the edge of Enubuj. One of her screw propellers was salvaged and is on display at the Laboe Naval Memorial in Germany.

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