Deutsche Werft

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Deutsche Werft AG
Industry Shipbuilding
Fate Merged
Successor(s) Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft
Founded 1918
Defunct 1968
Headquarters Finkenwerder, Hamburg, Germany
Diesel-electric motor vessel Wuppertal, built by Deutsche Werft for Hamburg America Line in 1936

Deutsche Werft was a shipbuilding company in Finkenwerder, Hamburg, Germany. It was founded in 1918 by Albert Ballin and with Gutehoffnungshütte (GHH), Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG) and Hamburg Amerikanische Packetfahrt Actien Gesellschaft (HAPAG) as investors.

In peacetime Deutsche Werft built merchant ships, such as the HAPAG turbo-electric cargo ships Antilla and Orizaba.

In World War II Deutsche Werft built 113 Type IX and XXIII U-boats for the Kriegsmarine.

In 1968 Deutsche Werft was merged and became part of Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft.

References[edit]

  • Claviez, Wolfram (1968). 50 Jahre Deutsche Werft: 1918–1968. Hamburg. 

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