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Adolf Lüderitz

Ship ClassCarl Peters-class Tender
Builder NameNeptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik Gmbh
Ordered18 Sep 1936
Launched13 Apr 1939
Commissioned11 Jun 1940
Displacement3,600 tons standard
Length374 feet
Beam48 feet
Draft14 feet
Machinery4 MAN diesel engines, 2 shafts
Power Output12,400 SHP
Speed23 knots
Armament2x10.5cm guns, 1x4cm anti-aircraft gun, 6x3.7cm anti-aircraft guns, 8x2cm guns


ww2dbaseFleet tender Adolf Lüderitz was commissioned into service in 1940, and throughout the war she supplied torpedoes, depth charges, ammunition, and medical services for smaller craft. She was taken over by the Soviet Union in 1946 and was renamed Pingea. It was in use by the Soviets until 1964, and her fate post-1964 was unknown.


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13 Apr 1939 Fleet tender Adolf Lüderitz was launched at the Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik shipyard in Rostock, Mecklenburg, Germany.
11 Jun 1940 Fleet tender Adolf Lüderitz was commissioned into service.


Adolf Lüderitz at sea, date unknown

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