Ship ClassDithmarschen-class Auxiliary
BuilderDeutsche Werft Hamburg
Ordered18 Aug 1939
Displacement8,962 tons standard
Length584 feet
Beam72 feet
Draft31 feet
MachineryFour MAN 9cyl diesel engines, two shafts
Bunkerage9,000t fuel oil, 400t lubricating oil
Power Output22,000 shaft horsepower
Speed23 knots
Range12,500nm at 15 knots


ww2dbaseHavelland was laid down as one of the six Dithmarschen-class auxiliary ships aimed at providing fueling, repairing, and medical services for German ocean-going warships. Though launched in 1940, demands of war placed her completion work very low on the priority list, resulting in her not being finished before the end of the war.

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