German training ship Gorch Fock (1958)

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German training ship Gorch Fock (1958)

Post by Hans1906 » 01 Oct 2021 11:01

The German sail training ship "Gorch Fock" was put back into service after several years of overhaul.
The refurbishment of the three-master had begun in December 2015. It took much longer and was much more expensive than planned. Instead of the ten million euros originally estimated, the costs rose to 135 million euros.
Two of our friends served as sea cadets and officer candidates on the Gorch Fock in earlier years.
Both young men traveled the world back then, and they still talk about it with great pleasure.
I remember well how much we envied our friends then, but only the best candidates were accepted. :wink:

Gorch Fock (Schiff, 1958) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorch_Fock_(Schiff,_1958)
German training ship Gorch Fock (1958) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_tr ... ock_(1958)

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Weekend greetings! :milwink:


Hans
Es ist im Leben wichtig, viel zu wissen.
Manchmal ist es noch wichtiger, zu wissen, daß man nichts weiß.

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Re: German training ship Gorch Fock (1958)

Post by Hans1906 » 01 Oct 2021 12:12

Of course, 135 million euros is a lot of money, but tradition obliges, as the saying goes...

"Boben dat Leben steiht de Dod, aber boben den Dod steiht wedder dat Leben"
(Rudolf Kinau, brother of "Gorch Fock")
Translates as: "Above life is death, but above death is life again".

Gorch Fock (Schriftsteller) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorch_Foc ... ftsteller)
Gorch Fock (author) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorch_Fock_(author)

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Hans
Es ist im Leben wichtig, viel zu wissen.
Manchmal ist es noch wichtiger, zu wissen, daß man nichts weiß.

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