|Ship Class||Gorch Fock-class Barque|
|Builder||Blohm und Voss|
|Laid Down||1 Aug 1939|
|Launched||7 Nov 1939|
|Displacement||1,813 tons full|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
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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|1 Aug 1939Â||The keel of Herbert Norkus was laid down by Blohm und Voss in Hamburg, Germany.|
|7 Nov 1939Â||Herbert Norkus was launched prematurely by Blohm und Voss in Hamburg, Germany to make way for submarine construction.|
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