Doggerbank, mined January 19, 1918

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Michael Lowrey
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Doggerbank, mined January 19, 1918

Post by Michael Lowrey » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:42 am

I'm looking for information on the German auxiliary minesweeper Doggerbank, which was mined and sunk on January 19, 1918 in the North Sea on a just laid Royal Navy minefield. Am interested in Doggerbank's tonnage, year built, builder, and dimensions.

Best wishes,
Michael
Urs Heßling
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Re: Doggerbank, mined January 19, 1918

Post by Urs Heßling » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:31 pm

hi,

according to Gröner, Doggerbank was one of a series of steamers named after the first ship Otto Fricke.

They were built from 1914 to 1921, Doggerbank presumably in 1915, at Seebeck shipyard, Geestemünde

Tonnage for the ships differed slightly between 231 and 242 BRT, no specifics are given for Doggerbank.

Dimensions were: length between 38,78 and 39,34 m, width 7,02 m, draught 3,30 m.

greetings, Urs
Joe R
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Re: Doggerbank, mined January 19, 1918

Post by Joe R » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:56 pm

Hi Michael,

This should be of some help. navypedia.org/ships/germany/ger_esc_groenland.htm

Respectfully,

Joe R
Michael Lowrey
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Re: Doggerbank, mined January 19, 1918

Post by Michael Lowrey » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:00 pm

Urs and Joe,

Thanks greatly, that;s exactly the sort off information I was looking for.

Best wishes,
Michael
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