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Lazarettschiffe Flora

History entered service as a hospital ship 9.9.40, TSV-N; 19.11.40 decommissioned; into service 10.6.41 as Sperrbrecher 68; 1.8.41 Sperrbrecher 168; Scuttled 25.8.44 in St. Nazaire (47°16 N / 02°12 W); raised and repaired after the war, 1947 French Port Navalo; 1955 German Flachsee (Schuchmann); Sunk 11.2.63 near Varne Light (51°08 N / 01°18 E) after collision with Canadian M/S Canuk Trader.
Stats
Name: Flora
Type M/S
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
Atlas-Werke AG., Bremen
(355)
Launched 1939
Commissioned 27.8.40
Weight, BRT 1248
Length, meters 80,47
Width, meters 10,50
Depth, meters 4,60
Engines Two MAN 4-stroke 6cyl diesels,
2 shafts
Horsepower, HP 1120 effective
Speed, knots 12
Range, nautical miles
(Max.)
7200 at 12 knots using 145t oil
Patients (beds)/Medical staff 148/13
Crew 20
Armament None
Owner DSG. "Neptun", Bremen