Drzetowo

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Szczecin-Drzetowo
Train station, Szczecin-Drzetowo

Drzetowo is located in Poland, an historical municipal neighbourhood of the City of Szczecin.[1] It was merged with another historical neighbourhood (Grabowo) and has formed present Drzetowo-Grabowo neighbourhood.

History[edit]

Before 1945 when Szczecin (Stettin) was a part of Germany, the German name of this suburb was Stettin-Bredow,[2] or just Bredow.[3] Historically, when part of Germany, the Vulcan iron-works and shipbuilding yards were located here.[3] The liners “Deutschland” (1900), the “Kaiserin Augusta Victoria” (1906), and the “George Washington” (1908), then the largest vessel — 722 feet (220 m) long, 27,000 tons — in the German mercantile marine, were built.[3] There were also sugar, cement and other factories.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Szczecin. Vol. I, A-O. Szczecin: University of Szczecin, 1999, p. 210. ISBN 83-87341-45-2 (pl)
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Szczecin. Vol. I, A-O. Szczecin: University of Szczecin, 1999, p. 210. ISBN 83-87341-45-2 (pl)
  3. ^ a b c d Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bredow". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Coordinates: 53°27′02″N 14°34′16″E / 53.450671°N 14.571127°E / 53.450671; 14.571127