German tanker Spichern
|Namesake:||Battle of Spicheren|
|Builder:||Odense Staalskibsværft, Odense|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping in February 1964|
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|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 June 1940. On 26 May 1941 she supplied 2660 tons of fuel to the German cruiser Prinz Eugen during Operation Rheinübung, two days after Prinz Eugen separated from the battleship Bismarck.
She was scuttled in Brest on 31 August 1944, raised and put back into Norwegian service post-war.
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