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Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik Gmbh

Type   229 Shipyard
Historical Name of Location   Rostock, Mecklenburg, Germany
Coordinates   54.094778000, 12.107972000

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ww2dbaseIn 1850, the Rostock Steamboat Ride Society was established, providing passenger transportation from Rostock, Germany to Sankt-Peterburg, Russia. In 1851, it renamed itself Maschinenbauanstalt und Schiffswerftand began building its first iron steamship. By 1857, it had grown to more than 400 employees. In 1890, it was reorganized as Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik. In 1903, it completed the construction of dry docks. In 1914, the German Navy Department added Neptun to its list of preferred shipyards for warship construction during WW1. Starting in 1920, it fell on hard times due to lack of orders. In 1924, the city of Rostock loaned the company more than four million Reichsmark in an effort to keep the shipyard solvent, leading to the company re-hiring 1,000 workers who had previously been laid off in 1925. In 1926, Russia placed orders for various ships which kept Neptun solvent through 1927. Later in the same year, Neptun joined the Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau (Deschimag), a cooperation of various German shipyards. In 1931, Neptun continued to perform poorly, and by the end of the year the company only had 90 employees. In 1934, the company nearly became bankrupt, but the German Navy's expansion starting in 1939 reinvigorated the company. During WW2, it launched several minesweepers and submarines. Germany was divided into two countries after WW2, and, situated in East Germany, Schiffswerft Neptun Rostock became a state-owned shipyard that focused on building ships for Eastern European markets. After the reunification of Germany in 1991, it was no longer allowed to build ocean-going vessels due to it not being up to western European standards, and thus it changed its focus on the overhaul and repair of ships, construction of ship components, steel construction, hydraulic engineering, and roll-on/roll-off facilities. In 1997, by this time known as Neptun Werft, it became part of the Meyer Neptun Group. The company remains in operations at the time of this writing in 2023.

Last Major Update: Jul 2023

Ships Constructed at Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik Gmbh

Ship NameYard NoSlip/Drydock NoOrderedLaid DownLaunchedCommissioned
M601 (Planned)
M602 (Planned)
M603 (Planned)
M604 (Planned)
M605 (Planned)
M606 (Planned)
M607 (Planned)
M608 (Planned)
M609 (Planned)
M610 (Planned)
M611 (Planned)
M613 (Planned)
M614 (Planned)
M615 (Planned)
M616 (Planned)
M617 (Planned)
M618 (Planned)
M619 (Planned)
M620 (Planned)
M621 (Planned)
M622 (Planned)
M623 (Planned)
M624 (Planned)
M625 (Planned)
M626 (Planned)
M627 (Planned)
M628 (Planned)
M629 (Planned)
M630 (Planned)
M631 (Planned)
M632 (Planned)
M633 (Planned)
U-922I
U-923I
U-924I
U-925I
U-926I
U-927II
U-928II
U-929III
U-930III
Carl Peters17 Sep 193620 Feb 19396 Jan 1940
Adolf L├╝deritz18 Sep 193613 Apr 193911 Jun 1940
M20149419 Sep 193918 May 1940
M20249519 Sep 193929 Sep 1940
M20349619 Sep 193929 Sep 1940
M20449719 Sep 193921 Dec 1940
M20549819 Sep 19393 May 1941
M20649919 Sep 19395 May 1941
M34150010 Jun 1941
M34250111 Jun 1941
M3435026 Dec 1941
M34450313 Dec 1941
M34550427 Jun 1942
M34650527 Jun 1942
M3475067 Nov 1942
M3485077 Nov 1942
M61254623 Mar 19451 Apr 1945
Tanga13 Apr 19374 Dec 193721 Jan 1939
U-931I2 Apr 194226 Jun 1943
U-932I2 Apr 194221 Aug 1943

* Projected dates; not actual



Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik Gmbh Interactive Map

Photographs

A ship in the floating dock of Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik shipyard, Rostock, Germany, circa 1910sCross section drawing of the floating dock of Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik, Rostock, Germany, circa 1910sDrawing of the floating dock of Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik, Rostock, Germany, circa 1910sFloating dock, Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik shipyard, Rostock, Germany, circa 1910s

Maps

Plan of Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik, Rostock, Germany, circa 1910s

Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik Gmbh Timeline

13 Apr 1939 Fleet tender Adolf L├╝deritz was launched at the Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik shipyard in Rostock, Mecklenburg, Germany.
13 Apr 1939 Fleet tender Carl Peters was launched at the Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik shipyard in Rostock, Mecklenburg, Germany.
23 Mar 1945 M612 was launched by Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik Gmbh in Rostock, Germany.




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