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: 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|
|Ship: F8||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» 12 Nov 1936: The keel of Pinguin was laid down at the Deschimag shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
Â» 24 Apr 1923: The name AEG-Deutsche Werft AG was officially entered in the Commercial Register of Berlin-Mitte in Germany.
Â» 5 Jan 1929: Major worker strikes ended at Atlas Werke AG in Bremen, Germany; nevertheless, several contracts were lost to foreign competitors.
Â» 17 Jan 1945: H. C. StÃ¼lcken Sohn shipyard in Hamburg, Germany was heavily damaged by Allied bombing.
Â» 30 Sep 1841: Franz Tecklenborg, Johann Simon Abegg, and Peter Ulrichs purchased 29,000 square meters of land on the north shore of the GeestemÃ¼nde in Bremerhaven, Germany, next to Rickmers shipyard, for their shipbuilding company Abegg & Co. The company was given permission to build slips for ships not exceeding 150 tons.
Â» 29 Jan 1895: Bremer Vulkan of Germany purchased an additional 100,000 square meters of land for building four slips.
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