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Gorch Fock

Rigged Training Ship




Gorch Fock

Service Data

In Service: 26 June 1933 to 1 May 1945

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Construction No:
Laid down: 14 January1933
Launched: 3 May 1933
Commissioned: 26 June 1933

Technical Data

Type: Rigged Training Ship / Segelschulschiffe
Class: Gorch Fock

Displacement: 1,545 tons
Length: waterline 73.75 m overall
Beam: 12. m
Draft: 5. m
Propulsion: Sail area 1.800 MAN 6 × cylinder
Propellers: 1
Speed: 8 knots
Range: 3500 nautical miles at 8 knots
Crew: men and officers
Armament:
Armour
Aircraft:
Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:

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Career

26 June 1933
The rigged training ship Gorch Fock is commissioned.

1 May 1945
The rigged training ship Gorch Fock is scuttled by her crew.

Commanders

August Thiele
Takes command on 27 March 1935
Ends command on 16 September 1936

Otto Kähler
Takes command on 19 March 1938
Ends command on 5 September 1939

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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