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Research on the German Armed Forces 1918-1945


Name: Fasan
Type S/S
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
Howaldtswerke, Kiel
Launched 18.4.36
Commissioned 6.36
Weight, BRT 1275
Length, meters 80,15
Width, meters 11,70
Depth, meters 3,79
Engines One double-acting engine,
1 shaft, 2 boilers
Horsepower, HP 1250 induced
Speed, knots 12,5
Range, nautical miles
4120 at 12 knots using 187t coal
Patients (beds)/Medical staff 118/36
Crew 23
Armament None
Owner Argo Reederei Richard Adler & Co., Bremen
History 14.8.40 Transport A49 for Operation Seelöwe; returned 5.12.40; 8.6.41 entered service as hospital ship*, Sanitätsamt Ost; 1.2.42 Station N; bombed (RAF) 27.7.43 in Hamburg and burned out and sunk; raised 7.43 and repaired; 21.11.44 again bombed (USAAF) in Hamburg and sunk; raised 1946 and repaired: Fasan; 1958 to Greece: Media; scrapped 1968 in Italy.

* converted by Afrikawerkstätten, Hamburg