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WW2 German Lazarettschiffe Giessen


Stats


Name: Giessen
Type T/P
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
Cammell Laird & Co., Birkenhead
(887)
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
(Max.)
? 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