Hindenburg (icebreaker)

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Icebreaker Hindenburg.jpg
German Empire
Name: Hindenburg[1]
Owner: Kooperative Kaufmannschaft Stettin[2]
Builder: Stettiner Oderwerke[2]
Yard number: 657[2]
Launched: 15 December 1915[3]
Completed: 23 December 1916[3]
Fate: Sunk after mine explosion, 9 March 1918[3]
General characteristics
Type: Icebreaker[3]
Displacement: 1,800 t (1,800 long tons)[2]
Length: 51 m (167 ft 4 in)[2]
Beam: 12.84 m (42 ft 2 in)[2]
Height: 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)[3]
Draught: 5 m (16 ft 5 in)[2]
Decks: 8[3]
Ice class: 1[3]
Installed power: 1,850 indicated horsepower (1,380 kW)[2]
Propulsion: one three-cylinder triple expansion steam engine[3]
Crew: 21[3]

The German icebreaker Hindenburg was built by Stettiner Oderwerke at Stettin-Grabow in 1915 for the Cooperative Merchants' Guild of Stettin (German: Koop. Kaufmannschaft Stettin). The ship was launched on15 December 1915 but not completed until 23 December. During the Invasion of Åland in February 1918, the Hindenburg was part of Transportflotte I of the Sonderverband Ostsee. The Hindenburg struck a mine off Eckerö, Åland Islands on 9 March 1918 and sunk at 60°11′N 19°25′E / 60.183°N 19.417°E / 60.183; 19.417Coordinates: 60°11′N 19°25′E / 60.183°N 19.417°E / 60.183; 19.417. Three crew members died in the event.:[1]The wreck was found 1995 at 50 meters by diveinstructor Richard Johansson from Maltaproffsen and his crew from Ålands Dykcenter and FF-Dyk.


  1. ^ a b Gröner 1989, pp. 59-60.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Gröner 1989, p. 59.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Gröner 1989, p. 60.
  • Gröner, Erich (1989). Hafenbetriebsfahrzeuge (II: Bagger, Bergungs- und Tauchfahrzeuge, Eisbrecher, Schlepper, Verkehrsfahrzeuge), Yachten und Avisos, Landungsverbände (I). Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe, 1815-1945. VI. Koblenz: Bernard&Graefe. ISBN 3763748059.