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: 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 
Facility: Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG17 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 36 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.

» 12 Nov 1936: The keel of Pinguin was laid down at the Deschimag shipyard in Bremen, Germany. Read More
» 3 Jul 1836: Heloglander Rickmer Classen Rickmers laid down the keel of its first vessel, a 23-ton barge, in Bremerhaven, Germany.
» 29 Sep 1903: Nordseewerke Emden Werft und Dock Aktiengesellschaft in Emden, Germany was entered in the Commercial Register.
» 30 Oct 1911: The Bremen, Germany-based firm Norddeutschen Maschinen- und Armaturenfabrik GmbH was transformed into the shipbuilder Atlas Werke AG.
» 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.




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