27.5 meter class of the DGzRS
The 27.5 meter class includes six rescue cruisers (SK) of the German Society for the Rescue of Shipwrecked People (DGzRS). Derived from the name of the type ship , they are also referred to as the Berlin class . Five ships were from 1985 to 1993 by the Lürssen - Werft in Bremen-Vegesack and a cruiser on the ship and shipyard Schweers built in Bardenfleth. Two cruisers of this class are currently still in service with the DGzRS.
The hull of these ships is made of seawater-resistant aluminum , which was built in a net frame system. The cruisers are controlled from an upper, open control stand or from the lower control stand in the deckhouse . The drive consists of three diesel engines , each of which drives a propeller . The total output is up to 3400 HP, depending on the engines installed. A bow thruster with 102 hp is used to improve maneuverability . The cruiser has a daughter boat for rescuing shipwrecked people and for traveling in shallow water , which is carried in a stern tub and can automatically move in and out. The fire-fighting equipment includes a pump with an output of 2200 m³ / h and two stationary, remote-controlled monitors with a throw of 130 meters. The equipment also includes a tow hook, various powerful spotlights, living quarters for the crew, an on-board hospital with medical equipment, various mobile rescue devices, mobile bilge pumps and extensive navigation and radio equipment. The last two ships in the class have an elongated hull, more powerful outboard engines and larger daughter boats.
The ship was christened in Bremen-Vegesack on May 29, 1985 for the 120th anniversary of the DGzRS in the presence of the then patron of the DGzRS, the then Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker , in honor of the city of Berlin .
The daughter boat was given the name Steppke to match the cruiser - a name common in Berlin for a smart little boy. In keeping with the name, the cruiser was christened by a Berlin pensioner and the daughter boat by a Berlin orphan.
The DGzRS internal designation of the cruiser was KRS 14. The daughter boat had the internal designation KRT 14.
Since May 29, 1985 the Berlin was stationed in Laboe for missions in the Baltic Sea . On February 4, 2017, it was replaced by the new building of the same name in the 28 m class and retired.
The ship was christened in Vegesack on September 21, 1985 in the name of the former chairman of the DGzRS, who was in office from 1943 to 1980. Hermann Helms died in 1983 at the age of 85. The DGzRS thanked him for his long, tireless and successful work by naming the new rescue cruiser for the Cuxhaven station in 1985 with the name Hermann Helms . Godmother was Sabine Helms, the daughter of Hermann Helms. Based on her first name, the daughter boat of the rescue cruiser was given the name Biene . The internal DGzRS designation of the cruiser is KRS 15. The daughter boat has the internal designation KRT 15.
From October 1985 the Hermann Helms was stationed in Cuxhaven . After the serious accident of Alfried Krupp in 1995, this rescue cruiser was rebuilt and improved in terms of safety. He received a safety bar over the upper control station and round portholes. In 2005, however, the bracket was dismantled again because it had not proven itself.
On June 10, 2017, it was replaced by the new Anneliese Kramer building and taken out of service. The ship was sold to the Uruguayan Navy in July 2018 together with Hannes Glogner, who was also retired . The two ships were moved to the new area of operation on the deck of a cargo ship.
The cruiser was christened in Bremen-Vegesack on June 14, 1988 in the name of Alfried Krupp , the founder of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation , which had provided essential funds for the construction of the rescue cruiser. The dinghy got its name after the miners' greeting Glückauf . The DGzRS internal designation of the cruiser is KRS 18, the daughter boat has the internal designation KRT 18.
From June 1, 1988, the Alfried Krupp was stationed on Borkum . On the night of January 2, 1995, the Alfried Krupp had an accident during a rescue mission in the North Sea, killing two crew members. After the accident, the cruiser was extensively rebuilt and the previously open control platform was closed.
The cruiser was decommissioned on May 1, 2020.
In contrast to the other cruisers, this one was built at the Schweers ship and boat yard. The cruiser was christened in Bremen-Vegesack on April 22nd, 1989 in honor of the Steffens family from Neuharlingersiel , from whose ranks since 1873 foremen and rescue men have repeatedly emerged. The daughter boat Adele got its name in honor of an unnamed donor in favor of the DGzRS. The DGzRS internal designation of the cruiser is KRS 19, the daughter boat the internal designation KRT 19.
The foreman Steffens was stationed in Wilhelmshaven from May 12, 1989 to December 1994 . From December 1994 to November 2017 the rescue cruiser was based at the Hooksiel station. On December 1, 2017, it was retired. The ship was sold to the city of Rostock , who converted it into a fireboat for around two million euros. The daughter boat has been set up next to the DGzRS information center near the Warnemünder lighthouse since September 2018.
The Arkona is 28.2 meters slightly longer than the older units of this class.
The ship was christened on August 22, 1992 in Sassnitz in the name of the cape on the northern tip of the island of Rügen . The daughter boat Caspar was named after the painter Caspar David Friedrich, who, among other things, painted the Rügen chalk cliffs. The DGzRS internal designation of the cruiser is SK 23, the daughter boat has the internal designation TB 25.
The Arkona was initially stationed in Sassnitz on Rügen from August 22, 1992 to July 1, 2003 . The rescue cruiser has been part of the DGzRS station in Warnemünde since August 2003 .
The Bremen is also 28.2 meters slightly longer than the older units of this class.
It is named after the seat of the DGzRS. She was baptized on January 22, 1993 in Bremen-Vegesack. The daughter boat Vegesack was named after this Bremen district. The cruiser is the fourth DGzRS vehicle to be baptized in the name of the Hanseatic city of Bremen . The DGzRS internal designation of the cruiser is SK 24, the daughter boat has the internal designation TB 26.
The Bremen was stationed from January 22, 1993 to March 10, 2011 at the DGzRS station in Grömitz . She has been on the Großenbrode station since March 11, 2011.
- ↑ New rescue cruiser BERLIN moored at its Laboe station for the first time, dgzrs.de, January 15, 2017
- ↑ Actress Birge Schade names the new rescue cruiser for the Cuxhaven station , DGzRS, June 10, 2017.
- ↑ Last "Ahoy" on Langeoog , THB - daily port report , July 13, 2018.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/Seenotretter/status/1256300870976897034
- ^ "Foreman Steffens" no longer on duty. November 25, 2017. Retrieved November 26, 2017 .
- ^ Ostsee-Zeitung: Rostock's new fireboat is called "Albert Wegener". Retrieved July 28, 2020 .
- ↑ “ADELE” ANCHORED IN WARNEMÜNDE NON-SINKABLE