German Sailor 1965-66 on Z1 (Anthony)
This is a link to Heinz Albers website for the USS ANTHONY DD515,
Transferred to the Federal Republic of Germany 17 January 1958 and
renamed Zerstörer Z1.
Subject: USS Anthony, DD 515
The Ship "Zerstoerer 1" sunk at May, 16. 1979 at 10:15h, near Kriti (Mediterranean Sea) after Exercise-Torpedo-Attack. Zerstoerer 1 went in the last month of his life a "Target Ship" for the German Submarines. That's the end of a glourious Ship...
If you like some pictures from the German Destroyer 1 visit my homepage:
Excuse my bad English, please.
It's shure, Z1 went never a Greek Ship. The last years in the German Navy, the Marines takes the machine, the guns and so on away for other Fletcher-Destroyers.
The transport of the body from the German Harbour to the Mediterranean Sea goes "by line" with another ship.
The German Submarine "U 29" shut down the body at May, 16. 1979. See the picture in the annex.
We have in German more Websites who reporting about the Fletcher-Class
Destroyer; but only in German Language. If you interestet look at
TORPEDO HITTING Z1 (Anthony)
March 17.1972 Out of Order. With reduced Staff in Kiel (German City at the Baltic Sea).
1973 - 1977 Cannibalize. Parts of the Ship (Machine, Arms) are taken for other Fletcher-Destroyers.
1978 Towed from the Ships Helgoland and Norderney go to Kriti (Greek Island in the Mediterranean Sea). Near Kriti fast anchored since June 26. 1978. Target-Ship for the Navy.
May 16. 1979 sunk after heavy torpedo - hit by a German Submarine.
Dear Bob, many Thanks for you Guestbook-Visit.
I'll mail you, if i read or hear more about our Ship.