Al Griffis

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.

Latest Contributions

Facility: F. Schichau Königsburg26 Sep 2022 
Facility: F. Schichau Danzig19 Sep 2022 
Facility: F. Schichau Elbing12 Sep 2022 
Facility: Oderwerke AG2 Aug 2021 
Facility: AG Vulcan Stettin22 Mar 2021 
Facility: Howaldtswerke Kiel9 Nov 2020 
Facility: H. C. Stülcken Sohn26 Oct 2020 
Facility: Reiherstieg-Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik5 Oct 2020 
Facility: Howaldtswerke Hamburg21 Sep 2020 
Facility: Deutsche Werft Hamburg17 Aug 2020 
Facility: Tecklenborg Werft27 Jul 2020 
Facility: Deutsche Werke Gotenhafen13 Jul 2020 
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 
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Photographs/Maps Contributions

A warship near completion in the horizontal slip at F. Schichau Danzig shipyard, Danzig, 1874; the shipyard stopped using this slip sometime after WW1Flensburger Schiffbau ship list, 1876-1879A building of Howaldtswerke shipyard, Kiel, Germany, 1877Flensburger Schiffbau ship list, 1878-1880
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Timeline Contributions

Al Griffis has also contributed 52 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.

» 15 Jan 1902: The shipbuilding supplier firm Norddeutschen Maschinen- und Armaturenfabrik GmbH was founded in Bremen, Germany.

» 4 Jul 1885: Drydock No. 2 at Blohm und Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany began operations.

» 2 Sep 1880: Tecklenborg Werft of Bremerhaven, Germany received approval to build iron ships.

» 16 Aug 1916: Hamburger Werft AG was established in Hamburg, Germany. Some documents indicated the founding date to be 25 Aug 1916 instead.

» 1 Jan 1934: Nordseewerke Emden Werft und Dock Aktiengesellschaft in Emden, Germany reopened after nearly 3 years of inactivity.

» 5 Nov 1902: The steamship Fiducia became the first ship to be completed at the new shipyard of the Flensburger Shipbuilding Company in northern Germany.





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