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

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 
Facility: Atlas Werke AG3 Jul 2019 
Facility: Blohm und Voss19 Jun 2019 

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 38 photographs of Al Griffis

Timeline Contributions

Al Griffis has also contributed 29 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.

» 30 Oct 1911: The Bremen, Germany-based firm Norddeutschen Maschinen- und Armaturenfabrik GmbH was transformed into the shipbuilder Atlas Werke AG.
» 13 Dec 1935: Representatives of Deutsche Werke Kiel AG in Germany met with Erich Raeder on the construction of a third slip. Read More
» 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.
» 23 Sep 1939: The construction work for slip III at Deutsche Werke Kiel AG in Germany completed.
» 28 May 1925: The former Kaiserliche Werft Kiel in Germany became the public limited company Deutsche Werke Kiel AG.




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