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German Armed Forces Research 1918-1945

Lazarettschiffe Alexander von Humboldt

Hospital Ship Alexander Von Humoldt Photo
Hospital Ship Alexander Von Humoldt in 1940

Mar 28, 1940 Launched.

Aug 20, 1940 Commissioned.

1940 Completed as Lazarettschiffe Alexander Von Humboldt. Listed as Lazarettschiff G, but it never actually used that designation. Served with Fleet Train North (TSV-N).

1942 Served under the Admiral Polarküste, Field Post Number 33254.

June 24, 1944 Bombed while in Wesermünde by USAAF and sunk.

post-1945 Raised and repaired.

1948, S/fi (Pickett Flottia) Alexander von Humboldt = BSX 442.

July, 1962 Scrapped in Hamburg.

Hospital Ship Alexander Von Humoldt Drawing
Hospital Ship Alexander Von Humoldt Drawing


Name: Alexander von Humboldt
Type Fishery research ship
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
Rickmerswerft, Wesermünde
Launched 28.3.40
Commissioned 20.8.40
Weight, metric tons about 1200
Weight, BRT 550
Length, meters 57,90
Width, meters 9,20
Depth, meters 4,20
Engines One 3cyl triple acting expansion engine,
1 shaft, 1 boiler
Horsepower, HP 1000 induced
Speed, knots 12,5
Range, nautical miles
Patients (beds)/Medical staff 56/?
Crew (officers,men) 20 total
Armament None
Owner Reichsernährungsministerium/Wasserstrassen-
und Hafenamt Wesermünde