Dithmarschen file photo [31572]

Dithmarschen-class Auxiliary

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BuildersDeutsche Werke Kiel: 1
Howaldtswerke Kiel: 1
Deutsche Werft Hamburg: 1
F. Schichau Danzig: 3


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

ww2dbaseThe German Navy lacked overseas naval bases. After trials in the late 1920s and early 1930s, it decided upon the Dithmarschen-class design to address that particular need. Auxiliary ships of this design served several roles, including tanker, repair ship, ammunition ship, dry cargo ship, and hospital ship. They were fairly well armed, and were designed to be able to be at sea for an extended amount of time. Six ships of this class were launched, but only five would ultimately be completed.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia


Altmark at Jøssingfjord, 16 Feb 1940HMS Bulawayo entering Grand Harbour, Malta, date unknownUSS Conecuh, 1953-1956USS Conecuh at anchor, Hampton Roads, off Virginia, United States, 25 Apr 1955
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Altmark at Jøssingfjord, 16 Feb 1940
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