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German Armed Forces Research 1918-1945

WW2 German Lazarettschiffe Erlangen


Name: Erlangen
Type S/P
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
Forg. & Chant. de la Méditerranée, La Seyne
Launched 24.6.22
Commissioned 1922
Weight, metric tons 4820
Weight, BRT 3509
Length, meters 105,58
Width, meters 13,62
Depth, meters 5,60
Engines One 3cyl. expansion engine,
1 shaft, 4 boilers
Horsepower, HP 5200 induced
Speed, knots 17,5
Range, nautical miles
? at 17,5 knots using 376t oil
Patients/Medical staff 448/?
Crew ?
Armament None
Owner Ministère de la Marine Marchande (Cie. de Nav. Mixte), Marseille


  • Completed as French S/P Gouverneur Général Cambon;
  • 1940 seized by the Italians: Urbino;
  • Into German service 23.12.42 as a accommodation ship, Hs.-Flotilla Marseille;
  • 13.3.44 hospital ship: Erlangen;
  • Bombed 14.6.44, 17km off Pantelleria, while rescueing survivors from TA26 and TA30, and was beached at Deiva di Marina;
  • 15.6.44 towed free, and transferred to Genoa for repairs;
  • Bombed again 4.9.44 while under repair;
  • Decommissioned 13.9.44, and was scuttled 9.44 in Genoa.