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Hans Albrecht Wedel

CountryGermany
Ship ClassHans Albrecht Wedel-class Seaplane Tender
Hull NumberK61
BuilderF. Schichau Königsburg
Yard Number1452
Launched2 Sep 1940
Commissioned22 Sep 1941
Sunk8 Apr 1945
Displacement1,216 tons standard; 1,375 tons full
Length275 feet
Beam35 feet
Draft12 feet
MachineryFour 12-cyl MAN diesel engines, two shafts
Bunkerage120t fuel oil, 20t aviation fuel
Power Output8,800 SHP
Speed22 knots
Range4,100nm at 16 knots
Crew66
Armament1x3.7cm SK C/30 anti-aircraft gun (removed in 1943), 1x10.5cm SK C/32 gun (added in 1943), 2x2cm Flak 38 anti-aircraft guns (4x after 1943)
Aircraft3
Aircraft Crane1

Contributor:

ww2dbaseHans Albrecht Wedel was the lead ship of her class of seaplane tenders. She entered service in 1941 and was deployed to Norway. In Aug 1944, she was grouped together with other seaplane tenders at the island of R√ľgen on the German coast to form a unit to evacuate military servicemen and civilian refugees from areas under Soviet threat. In Oct 1944, she served in that role at Klaipńóda, Lithuania (German: Memel) and in Ostpreu√üen, Germany (English: East Prussia). At about 1220 hours on 8 Apr 1945, she was sunk during a Soviet air raid in Danzig (Polish: GdaŇĄsk) Bay; 10 were killed in her sinking.

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Last Major Revision: Feb 2021

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Hans Albrecht Wedel Operational Timeline

2 Sep 1940 Seaplane tender Hans Albrecht Wedel was launched at the F. Schichau yard in K√∂nigsburg, Germany.
22 Sep 1941 Seaplane tender Hans Albrecht Wedel was completed at the F. Schichau yard in K√∂nigsburg, Germany.
8 Apr 1945 At about 1220 hours, Seaplane tender Hans Albrecht Wedel was sunk during a Soviet air raid in Danzig (Polish: GdaŇĄsk) Bay; 10 were killed.

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Seaplane tender Hans Albrecht Wedel underway, circa 1941




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