Hans Albrecht Wedel file photo [30813]

Hans Albrecht Wedel-class Seaplane Tender

Ships in Class5
BuildersF. Schichau Königsburg: 3
Displacement1,215 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
Aircraft Crane1


This article refers to the entire Hans Albrecht Wedel-class; it is not about an individual vessel.

ww2dbaseThe Hans Albrecht Wedel-class ships were small seaplane tenders with similar, though larger, design as the earlier Karl Meyer-class ships. Five ships were originally planned, but only two of them were completed: Hans Albrecht Wedel, which was launched in 1940, and Richthofen, which was launched in 1942. A third ship, Hermann Köhl, was laid down in 1942 and cancelled in 1944. All three of these were laid down by the F. Schichau yard in Königsburg, Germany. The final two ships of the five planned were never started.

Last Major Revision: Feb 2021


Seaplane tender Hans Albrecht Wedel underway, circa 1941

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Seaplane tender Hans Albrecht Wedel underway, circa 1941

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