PAGE_24_LMWP (Swedish Enigma M3 intercept):



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Swedish Enigma M3 intercept
ENIGMA M3 MESSAGE KEY (Swedish Enigma M3 intercept LMWP):

Type: M3
Reflector: B
Wheel Order: 1 6 2
Ring Settings: ATG  Alternate: AGG
Message Key: MDR  Alternate: MQR
Grund: Unknown
Plugs: AB EG JS LQ OT VY

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Solution of naval Enigma message LMWP of 11 April 1940:

Message as intercepted:
1120/22   LMWP ZTXM YPPQ KAJE RAEY NFEC UVDC XMUV EWUJ WVVA NRZN NPXT RJDQ QGGV DMBM IPPO UHYZ OSWD FUSQ JUZT WYLW ANUH WKLL LMWP ZTXM

Message indicator groups: LMWP ZTXM

Ciphertext (without indicator groups):

YPPQKAJERAEYNFECUVDCXMUVEWUJWVVANRZNNPXTRJDQQGGVDMBMIPPOUHYZOSWDFUSQJUZTWYLWANUHWKLL

Plaintext:

GRUPPEVONVONSTADTHAGENFLUGSICHERUNGSSCHIFCARLMEYERHIEREINGELAUFENYAUSSERDEMMMMEINSCJ

Interpretation (Plaintext with word divisions and with garbles corrected):

Gruppe von Stadthagen:
Flugsicherungsschiff Carl Meyer hier eingelaufen, ausserdem M 1.

Translation (preliminary):

[To] Group from Stadthagen:
Aircraft support vessel Carl Meyer has entered port here, as well as M 1.

Note:

  • “M 1” = “Minensuchboot 1” (or, in English, “Minesweeper 1”).

Broken by Dan Girard