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German Armed Forces Research 1918-1945


Name: Giessen
Type T/P
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
Cammell Laird & Co., Birkenhead
Launched 9.5.24
Commissioned 1924
Weight, metric tons 5800
Weight, BRT 4397
Length, meters 115,11
Width, meters 16,25
Depth, meters 5,42
Engines Two Parsons Turbines,
2 shafts, 6 boilers
Horsepower, HP 6600
Speed, knots 19
Range, nautical miles
? at 19 knots using 210t oil
Patients/Medical staff 448/?
Crew ?
Armament None
Owner Ministère de la Marine Marchande (Cie. Generale Transatlantique), Marseille
History completed as French T/P Gouverneur Général Chanzy; 1940 seized by the Italians: Nicastro; 27.11.42 German accommodation ship (charter); returned 14.2.43; seized by the Germans 9.43; began conversion to hospital ship Giessen on 15.5.44; conversion was given up 17.8.44, and the ship was released for use as a blockship; scuttled 8.44 in La Ciotat; raised 1.5.45 and repaired: Gouverneur Général Chanzy; scrapped 1962 in Italy