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.
|Facility: AG Vulcan Stettin||22 Mar 2021Â|
|Facility: Howaldtswerke Kiel||9 Nov 2020Â|
|Facility: H. C. StÃ¼lcken Sohn||26 Oct 2020Â|
|Facility: Reiherstieg-Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik||5 Oct 2020Â|
|Facility: Howaldtswerke Hamburg||21 Sep 2020Â|
|Facility: Deutsche Werft Hamburg||17 Aug 2020Â|
|Facility: Tecklenborg Werft||27 Jul 2020Â|
|Facility: Deutsche Werke Gotenhafen||13 Jul 2020Â|
|Facility: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft||22 Jun 2020Â|
|Facility: Flensburger Schiffbau AG||20 Nov 2019Â|
|Facility: Nordseewerke Emden||13 Nov 2019Â|
|Facility: Deutsche Werke Kiel||23 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F1||9 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F2||9 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F3||9 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F4||9 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F5||9 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F6||9 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F7||9 Oct 2019Â|
|Ship: F8||9 Oct 2019Â|
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Timeline ContributionsAl Griffis has also contributed 52 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.Â» 12 Dec 1913: Nordseewerke Emden Werft und Dock Aktiengesellschaft in Emden, Germany was renamed Deutsch-Luxemburgische Bergwerks- und Huttengesellschaft, Abteilung Nordseewerke.
Â» 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.
Â» 15 Jan 1902: The shipbuilding supplier firm Norddeutschen Maschinen- und Armaturenfabrik GmbH was founded in Bremen, Germany.
Â» 28 May 1925: The former Kaiserliche Werft Kiel in Germany became the public limited company Deutsche Werke Kiel AG.
Â» 9 Jun 1923: Deutsche Werke AG in Hamburg, Germany was renamed AEG-Deutsche Werft AG.
Â» 25 May 1935: Deutsche Werke Kiel AG in Germany began planning the construction of a third slip.
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