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Ship ClassGorch Fock-class Barque
Hull Number299
BuilderBlohm und Voss
Yard Number519
Laid Down17 May 1938
Launched22 Sep 1938
Commissioned25 Jan 1939
Displacement1,534 tons full
Length269 feet
Beam39 feet
Draft17 feet
MachineryAuxiliary diesel engine
Speed19 knots


ww2dbaseMircea was a Gorch Fock-class barque was built by the German firm Blohm und Voss in Hamburg, Germany in 1938 for the Romanian Navy. She shared the exact dimension of the lead ship, Gorch Fock, while other sister ships were slightly longer. Under the Romanian banner, she served as a training ship on the Black Sea. After the war, she was taken by the Soviet Union as reparation, but was later returned to Romania. She was overhauled in Hamburg by Blohm und Voss in 1966, and received another overhaul in 2002. She remains an active ship with the Romanian Navy at the time of this writing in 2021.

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Last Major Revision: May 2021

Barque Mircea (299) Interactive Map

Mircea Operational Timeline

17 May 1938 The keel of Mircea was laid down by Blohm und Voss in Hamburg, Germany.
22 Sep 1938 Mircea was launched by Blohm und Voss in Hamburg, Germany.
25 Jan 1939 Mircea was completed.

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