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M/V Capella, the last of Hitler's Concrete Ships - Rostock, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 54° 08.506 E 012° 05.171
33U E 309675 N 6003218
Quick Description: The last ship of a fleet of navy supply vessels built without steel.
Location: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Date Posted: 6/6/2009 4:15:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM6HG0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 37

Long Description:
During almost all of World War II, Germany was constantly short of raw material. In order to save iron, German engineers revived an idea that was first conceived in France in 1848 - Concrete Ships.
Starting in 1940, a series of fifty concrete ships was build in shipyards along the Baltic Sea. They were used as supply ships for the German Navy operating in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.
M/V "Capella", built in 1943 in Ostwine, is the last surviving ship of Hitler's old concrete fleet. Amazingly, she is still afloat. In 1988, the ship was declared a German Technical Monument and in 2003, it became part of the Rostock Maritime Museum.
Type of vessel: concrete made Navy Supply Vessel

Hours of use: From: 9:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

Admission? Cost?: 4

Parking Coordinates: N 50° 08.350 W 012° 05.060

Date: 01/01/1943

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