Falke

CountryGermany
Ship Class1923-class Motor Torpedo Boat
Hull NumberFK
BuilderKriegsmarinewerft
Yard Number107
Slip/Drydock NumberDrydock III
Ordered6 Apr 1925
Laid Down17 Nov 1925
Launched22 Sep 1926
Commissioned15 Jul 1928

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Falke Operational Timeline

3 Oct 1939 Albatros, Greif, and Falke began patrolling the Kattegat and Skaggerak.
5 Oct 1939 Albatros, Greif, and Falke completed patrolling the Kattegat and Skaggerak.
7 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 began escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
8 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 completed escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
14 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 began escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
15 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 completed escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
31 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 began escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
2 Sep 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 completed escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
6 Sep 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 began escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
7 Sep 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 completed escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
24 May 1944 While sailing from Cherbourg to Le Havre, France, torpedo boats Greif, Möwe, Falke, Kondor and Jaguar were attacked by Allied aircraft early in the day. Greif was struck by two bombs and lost all power at about 0600 hours. Without power, she drifted and collided with Falke (causing little damage). Möwe attempted to tow Greif, but failed to save her as Greif sank at 0632 hours.
6 Jun 1944 Torpedo boats of the German 5th Flotilla (Jaguar, Falke, Möwe, and T28), attacking Allied shipping off Normandie, France, sank Norwegian destroyer Svenner about 20 kilometers (about 12 miles) west of Le Havre, France.
14 Jun 1944 Jaguar and Falke were sunk by British bombers off the French coast.




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