German corvette Hiddensee
Hiddensee as a museum ship
|Builder:||Petrovsky Shipyard, Leningrad|
|Fate:||Transferred to Germany, 1990|
|Fate:||Transferred to United States, November 1991|
|Commissioned:||14 February 1992|
|Decommissioned:||18 April 1996|
|Fate:||Museum ship from 14 June 1997|
|Class and type:||Tarantul-class corvette|
|Length:||56 m (183 ft 9 in)|
|Beam:||10.50 m (34 ft 5 in)|
|Draught:||2.50 m (8 ft 2 in)|
|Speed:||42 knots (78 km/h; 48 mph)|
|Range:||1,650 nmi (3,060 km; 1,900 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)|
Hiddensee is a former East German Navy corvette now part of the Battleship Cove site in Fall River, Massachusetts. Originally a Soviet vessel, the corvette was transferred first to the East Germany Navy, then the German Navy and ended her career in the United States.
The Tarantul I-class missile corvette was launched in 1984 at the Petrovsky Shipyard in Leningrad, Russia. She was commissioned in 1985 by the East German Volksmarine as Rudolf Egelhofer, but following the reunification of Germany in 1990, was transferred to the German Navy, and renamed Hiddensee.
After decommissioning in April 1991, she was transferred to the U.S. Navy. As USNS Hiddensee the ship was extensively evaluated at the Naval Air Warfare Center at Solomons, Maryland, and used for naval exercises. Following Naval budget cuts the ship was decommissioned in April 1996, and joined the Battleship Cove fleet on 14 June 1997.
- "Battleship Cove Exhibits". battleshipcove.com. 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- "Hiddensee : A Soviet corvette serving the U.S. Navy". Haze Gray & Underway. 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
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