ww2dbaseAl Griffis has been working on 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 2019.
ww2dbaseAl is a veteran of the United States Navy, serving on a ship patrolling the Vietnamese coast during the Vietnam War.
|Facility: Rickmers||14 Aug 2019|
|Facility: Elsflether Werft AG||31 Jul 2019|
|Facility: Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG||17 Jul 2019|
|Facility: Atlas Werke AG||3 Jul 2019|
|Facility: Blohm und Voss||19 Jun 2019|
Timeline ContributionsAl Griffis has also contributed 23 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.» 1 Oct 1928: Major worker strikes began at Atlas Werke AG in Bremen, Germany.
» 7 Oct 1936: The keel of Komet was laid down at the Deschimag shipyard in Bremen, Germany. Read More
» 12 Nov 1936: The keel of Pinguin was laid down at the Deschimag shipyard in Bremen, Germany. Read More
» 1 Jul 1872: Heloglander Rickmer Classen Rickmers acquired the rice distribution company Bremer Rice and changed its name to Ichon & Rickmers.
» 9 Jun 1914: The 14,167 gross registered tonnage passenger ship Zeppelin, the largest ship built to date by Bremer Vulkan of Germany, was launched.
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