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Albert Leo Schlageter

Ship ClassGorch Fock-class Barque
BuilderBlohm und Voss
Yard Number515
Slip/Drydock NumberII
Ordered2 Jan 1937
Laid Down15 Jul 1937
Launched30 Oct 1937
Commissioned10 Feb 1938
Displacement1,783 tons full
Length292 feet
Beam39 feet
Draft17 feet
MachineryAuxiliary diesel engine
Speed17 knots


ww2dbaseAlbert Leo Schlageter was a Gorch Fock-class barque was commissioned into German Navy service under the command of Bernhard Rogge in 1937 as a training ship. She had a steel hull and had three masts. After a number of training voyages, she was deactivated and served as a staionary office ship similar to her sister ships. In 1944, she was reactivated into service. On 14 Nov 1944, sailing in rough waters near R├╝gen, Germany, she struck a Soviet naval mine and suffered serious damage to her bow on the starboard side. Her sister ship Horst Wessel took her in a stern tow to prevent her from sinking; on the following day, larger ships arrived to low her to Swinem├╝nde, Germany for repairs. At the end of the war, she was taken over by the Allies at Flensburg, Germany.

ww2dbaseAfter the war, Albert Leo Schlageter was taken by the United States as reparation. In 1948, she sold to the Brazilian Navy at the price of USD$5,000. She was towed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and served as a training ship under the name of Guanabara. In 1961, she was sold to the Portuguese Navy. Renamed Sagres (not to be confused with the other German-built Portuguese ship which was also named Sagres, later renamed Rickmer Rickmers), she served as a training ship, and remains in that role at the time of this writing in 2021.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: May 2021

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Albert Leo Schlageter Operational Timeline

1 Oct 1935 The order for the construction of Horst Wessel was issued.
2 Jan 1937 The order for the construction of Albert Leo Schlageter was issued.
15 Jul 1937 The keel of Albert Leo Schlageter was laid down by Blohm und Voss in Hamburg, Germany.
30 Oct 1937 Albert Leo Schlageter was launched by Blohm und Voss in Hamburg, Germany.
19 Jan 2010 Sagres departed Lisbon, Portugal.
24 Dec 2010 Sagret arrived at Lisbon, Portugal, completing her longest voyage; it was an around-the-world trip of about 35,000 miles.

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