Al Griffis

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.

Latest Contributions

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 
Ship: G13 Sep 2019 
Ship: G23 Sep 2019 
Ship: G33 Sep 2019 
Ship: G43 Sep 2019 
Ship: Kurmark3 Sep 2019 
Facility: Rickmers14 Aug 2019 
Facility: Elsflether Werft AG31 Jul 2019 
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Photographs/Maps Contributions

Flensburger Schiffbau ship list, 1876-1879Flensburger Schiffbau ship list, 1878-1880Flensburger Schiffbau ship list, 1881-1882Flensburger Schiffbau ship list, 1883
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Timeline Contributions

Al Griffis has also contributed 50 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.

» 5 Apr 1877: Blohm und Voss was founded by Hermann Blohm and Ernst Voss in Hamburg, Germany as a shipyard and machinery factory. The shipyard was established on the island of Kuhwarder. Most of this land was swamp and cow pastures and would need months of work to build a firm foundation under the shipyard. The area measured 15,000 square meters with 250 meters of water frontage. There would be four slips initially with the ability to handle ships of 300 feet and they would launch into the North Elbe.

» 5 Jan 1929: Major worker strikes ended at Atlas Werke AG in Bremen, Germany; nevertheless, several contracts were lost to foreign competitors.

» 1 Nov 1911: Hugo Stinnes purchased Nordseewerke Emden Werft und Dock Aktiengesellschaft in Emden, Germany.

» 3 Jul 1836: Heloglander Rickmer Classen Rickmers laid down the keel of its first vessel, a 23-ton barge, in Bremerhaven, Germany.

» 7 May 1887: The Blohm und Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany purchased additional land, increasing the size of the facility to 77,546 square meters.

» 1 Oct 1928: Major worker strikes began at Atlas Werke AG in Bremen, Germany.





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