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Al Griffis

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.

Latest Contributions

Facility: Howaldtswerke Kiel9 Nov 2020 
Facility: H. C. Stülcken Sohn26 Oct 2020 
Facility: Reiherstieg-Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik5 Oct 2020 
Facility: Howaldtswerke Hamburg21 Sep 2020 
Facility: Deutsche Werft Hamburg17 Aug 2020 
Facility: Tecklenborg Werft27 Jul 2020 
Facility: Deutsche Werke Gotenhafen13 Jul 2020 
Facility: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft22 Jun 2020 
Facility: Flensburger Schiffbau AG20 Nov 2019 
Facility: Nordseewerke Emden13 Nov 2019 
Facility: Deutsche Werke Kiel23 Oct 2019 
Ship: F19 Oct 2019 
Ship: F29 Oct 2019 
Ship: F39 Oct 2019 
Ship: F49 Oct 2019 
Ship: F59 Oct 2019 
Ship: F69 Oct 2019 
Ship: F79 Oct 2019 
Ship: F89 Oct 2019 
Facility: Bremer Vulkan AG4 Sep 2019 
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Photographs/Maps Contributions

Flensburger Schiffbau ship list, 1876-1879Flensburger Schiffbau ship list, 1878-1880
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Timeline Contributions

Al Griffis has also contributed 52 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.

» 12 Dec 1913: Nordseewerke Emden Werft und Dock Aktiengesellschaft in Emden, Germany was renamed Deutsch-Luxemburgische Bergwerks- und Huttengesellschaft, Abteilung Nordseewerke.

» 24 Dec 1919: Deutsche Werke AG in Hamburg, Germany launched two 4.2K floating dry docks.

» 20 Jan 1845: Franz and Johann Tecklenborg renamed Abegg & Co of Bremerhaven, Germany to Johann C. Tecklenborg Werft. Joann was made the technical director and Franz the owner.

» 18 May 1856: Heloglander Rickmer Classen Rickmers signed a contract for a site 65,000 square meters in size at Geesthelle, Bremerhaven, Germany to expand operations.

» 4 Jul 1885: Drydock No. 2 at Blohm und Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany began operations.

» 8 Nov 1843: Eisengiesserei & Maschinenbau-Anstalt Waltjen und Leonhard was founded in Bremen, Germany.





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