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.

Photographs/Maps Contributions

Blohm und Voss shipyard construction list, yard numbers 24 through 46, 1883-1886Blohm und Voss shipyard construction list, yard numbers 47 through 66, 1886-1889Blohm und Voss shipyard construction list, yard numbers 67 through 86, 1889-1892Blohm und Voss shipyard construction list, yard numbers 87 through 105, 1892-1894
See all 28 photographs of Al Griffis

Timeline Contributions

Al Griffis has also contributed 23 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.

» 13 Jul 1943: In Bremen, Germany, Atlas Werke AG held its final General Meeting. Shortly after, Krupp would take over Atlas's operations and would rename the company Maschinenbau Kiel GmbH.
» 1 Jul 1939: Lützow was launched at the Deschimag shipyard in Bremen, Germany. Read More
» 9 Jun 1914: The 14,167 gross registered tonnage passenger ship Zeppelin, the largest ship built to date by Bremer Vulkan of Germany, was launched.
» 18 May 1856: Heloglander Rickmer Classen Rickmers signed a contract for a site 65,000 square meters in size at Geesthelle, Bremerhaven, Germany to expand operations.
» 5 Jan 1929: Major worker strikes ended at Atlas Werke AG in Bremen, Germany; nevertheless, several contracts were lost to foreign competitors.




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