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Heinz Albers Page
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.
Mostly in German but contains a booklet in English, Photos when she was used as a target ship for torpedo training and Photos/history for German Z1 - (Old Anthony).

Link to Heinz Albers Website Home Page In German

Link to Heinz Albers Website for Z1 (Anthony)

Subject: USS Anthony, DD 515
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 17:58:38 +0200 ((MEZ) - Mitteleurop. Sommerzeit)
From: Albers.Heinz@t-online.de (Heinz Albers)
To: bobrsr@erols.com
Dear Mr. Ross,
I went 1965 to 66 as an Radio-Operator on the German Destroyer 1 ("Zerstoerer 1", former DD 515, USS Anthony). I have visit with this ship the United States in 1965.

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:
----- http://www.heinz-albers.de
Under the Link "Navy" you will find a lot of pictures from the years 1965/66. Maybe you have time, also visit my Guestbook?

Excuse my bad English, please.
Heinz Albers

Subject: Anthony
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 20:37:10 +0200 ((MEZ) - Mitteleurop. Sommerzeit)
From: Albers.Heinz@t-online.de (Heinz Albers)
To: bobrsr@erols.com
Dear Bob,
And now an other date: May, 16., 1979.

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
There you can find many pictures. ("Zerstörer" means Destroyer.)

May, 16., 1979.

Subject: Ex Anthony
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 08:04:18 +0200 ((MEZ) - Mitteleurop. Sommerzeit)
From: Albers.Heinz@t-online.de (Heinz Albers)
To: bobrsr@erols.com
Dear Bob,
And now the last years from the "Crazy 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.
End of the Story...

Dear Bob, many Thanks for you Guestbook-Visit.

I'll mail you, if i read or hear more about our Ship.
Yours sincerely

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