Gorch Fock

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Gorch Fock

Post by Dora » 06 Apr 2005 03:19

All,
The Gorch Fock was the sail training vessel for the Kriegsmarine. Can someone provide me with some vital stistics on the vessel, such as who is she named after, date and place launched, displacement, and a brief history. Thanks.
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Post by CvD » 06 Apr 2005 10:26

She is named for a popular German writer of sea stories, Hans Kinau (1880-1916), who used the pseudonym Gorch Fock (fock means "foresail" in German). Kinau perished at sea abroad the cruiser Weisbaden during the Battle of Jutland in May 1916.

http://www.sailbaltimore.org/opsail/ships.htm


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorch_Fock_(1933)
http://members.lycos.co.uk/airmodels/ta ... Race-5.htm

Date of launch 1933
Place of launch Hamburg
Type 3-masted steel barque
GRT -
NRT -
DWT 1816
Length 73.8 m (242.0 ft)
Beam 12.0 m (39.3 ft)
Draft 5.2 m (17.0 ft)

Later names: Tovarisch (1945)


1933
Built in Hamburg.

1995
Laid up.


http://sailing-ships.oktett.net/170.html

A sister ship:
http://www.uscg.mil/datasheet/wixtrain.htm

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Post by Dora » 06 Apr 2005 14:32

CvD,
This is just what I was looking for, thanks very much! How is spring coming in Sweden?
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Post by CvD » 06 Apr 2005 16:39

Well, almost all snow has disappeared, but no leafs on the trees yet...

And in Pennsylvania?

/CvD

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Post by Dora » 06 Apr 2005 19:43

CvD,
Today the temp is 73 degrees (F) and trees budding and grasses are becoming a dark green. Planting is comign soon. Where in Sweden are you? With lunch today we had a bottle of Kristian Regale sparkling pear apple juice, from Sweden.
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Post by CvD » 07 Apr 2005 19:01

In the middle of Sweden

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Re: Gorch Fock

Post by tigre » 02 Jan 2020 03:32

Hello to all :D; more.......................

Sailboats.

Source: http://www.eaglerelics.com/fantastic-u- ... annotated/

Cheers. Raul M 8-).
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Re: Gorch Fock

Post by nordfriese » 03 Jan 2020 10:55

Hi!

Today the first "Gorch Fock" is in Stralsund...
http://gorchfock1.de/eng/

Best wishes
Rolf

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Re: Gorch Fock

Post by tigre » 14 Jan 2020 16:54

Interesting, thanks :wink:. Cheers. Raul M 8-).

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