German tanker Spichern

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For other ships of the same name, see MS Krossfonn.
Name: Krossfonn (1935-1940)
Spichern (1940-1949)
Ringfjell (1949-1961)
Ringsaker (1961-1964)
Namesake: Battle of Spicheren
Owner: Skibs-A/S Dalfonn (Sigval Bergesen), Stavanger (1935-1940)
Nazi Germany (1940-1945)
Ringdals Rederi A/S, Oslo (1949-1961)
Sameiet Ringsaker (1961-1964)
Builder: Odense Staalskibsværft, Odense
Completed: August 1935
Fate: Sold for scrapping in February 1964
General characteristics
Class and type: Motor tanker (1935-1955)
Bulk carrier (1955-1964)
Tonnage: 9,323 GRT (1935-1949)
9,640 GRT (1949-1955)
9,789 GRT (1955-1964)
5,550 NRT (as built)
Length: 480.5 ft (146.46 m)
Beam: 65 ft (19.81 m)
Propulsion: 2 x 7 cylinder engines, 4700 bhp

Spichern was a German supply ship of World War II.

She was originally the Norwegian tanker Krossfonn, captured by the German auxiliary cruiser Widder in 1940.[1] She supplied the German cruiser Prinz Eugen on her way to Brest.[citation needed]

She was scuttled in Brest on 31 August 1944, raised and put back into Norwegian service post-war.[1]


  1. ^ a b Lawson, Siri Holm. "M/T Krossfonn". Retrieved 10 February 2014.