Last modified on 30 July 2013, at 19:52

Category:Gorch Fock (ship, 1933)

IMO info
Information about the vessel may be found at IMO 6109345.
A ship can change her name and flag state through time, but the IMO number remains the same through the hull's entire lifetime. Therefore, it's useful to identify a ship through her IMO number.


English: Gorch Fock is the name of two German sailing tall ships, three-mast barques, painted in white. Both ships are named in honor of the German writer Johann Kinau who wrote under the pseudonym "Gorch Fock", and got killed at sea in the Battle of Jutland. The first, originally built as a school ship for the German Reichsmarine in 1933, was handed over to the USSR after World War II, and called "Tovarishch". After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, she sailed under the Ukrainian flag from 1992 to 1993. In 1995, she was transferred to Newcastle-upon-Tyne for repairs, which however, somehow never even began. In 1999, she was moved to Wilhelmshaven and finally acquired by private sponsors and transferred to her original home port Stralsund, Germany, where she was re-baptized Gorch Fock on November 29, 2003. She is a museum ship today, and although efforts are being made to reactivate her, it is doubtful whether she will sail ever again.

Media in category "Gorch Fock (ship, 1933)"

The following 93 files are in this category, out of 93 total.