Herbert Norkus

Ship ClassGorch Fock-class Barque
Hull Number299
BuilderBlohm und Voss
Yard Number524
Slip/Drydock NumberII
Laid Down1 Aug 1939
Launched7 Nov 1939
Displacement1,813 tons full
Length295 feet
Beam39 feet
Draft17 feet


ww2dbaseHerbert Norkus was a Gorch Fock-class barque built by Blohm und Voss of Hamburg, Germany. Like her sister ships, she was meant as a naval training ship. In Nov 1939, she was launched prematurely in order to make way for the construction of a submarine. Her hull sat idle in Hamburg harbor through the duration of the war, and was damaged by an aerial bomb in 1945. She was scuttled in the Kagerrak in 1947.

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Last Major Revision: May 2021

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1 Aug 1939 The keel of Herbert Norkus was laid down by Blohm und Voss in Hamburg, Germany.
7 Nov 1939 Herbert Norkus was launched prematurely by Blohm und Voss in Hamburg, Germany to make way for submarine construction.

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