ww2dbaseAl Griffis was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving on a ship patrolling the Vietnamese coast during the Vietnam War. He worked on the history of German shipyards for most of his life, having collected and organized statistics, photographs, and drawings over the course of over 30 years. He joined the WW2DB team in May 2019 and immediately shared all of his research material with the team. He passed away in early 2020 and he is sorely missed by the WW2DB team. His research material will continue to be published on the website for many more months to come.
|Facility: Oderwerke AG||2 Aug 2021Â|
|Facility: AG Vulcan Stettin||22 Mar 2021Â|
|Facility: Howaldtswerke Kiel||9 Nov 2020Â|
|Facility: H. C. StÃ¼lcken Sohn||26 Oct 2020Â|
|Facility: Reiherstieg-Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik||5 Oct 2020Â|
|Facility: Howaldtswerke Hamburg||21 Sep 2020Â|
|Facility: Deutsche Werft Hamburg||17 Aug 2020Â|
|Facility: Tecklenborg Werft||27 Jul 2020Â|
|Facility: Deutsche Werke Gotenhafen||13 Jul 2020Â|
|Facility: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft||22 Jun 2020Â|
|Facility: Flensburger Schiffbau AG||20 Nov 2019Â|
|Facility: Nordseewerke Emden||13 Nov 2019Â|
|Facility: Deutsche Werke Kiel||23 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F1||9 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F2||9 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F3||9 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F4||9 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F5||9 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F6||9 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F7||9 Oct 2019Â|
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Timeline ContributionsAl Griffis has also contributed 52 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.Â» 30 Oct 1911: The Bremen, Germany-based firm Norddeutschen Maschinen- und Armaturenfabrik GmbH was transformed into the shipbuilder Atlas Werke AG.
Â» 29 Sep 1903: Nordseewerke Emden Werft und Dock Aktiengesellschaft in Emden, Germany was entered in the Commercial Register.
Â» 3 Jul 1836: Heloglander Rickmer Classen Rickmers laid down the keel of its first vessel, a 23-ton barge, in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Â» 25 Mar 1945: An order was given to destroy the facilities of Deutsche Werke Kiel in Germany before Allied capture, but it would not be obeyed.
Â» 6 Jun 1918: Hamburger Werft AG in Hamburg, Germany was renamed Deutsche Werke AG.
Â» 2 Sep 1880: Tecklenborg Werft of Bremerhaven, Germany received approval to build iron ships.
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