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Photographer:Gerolf Drebes [View profile]Title:ScharnhorstAdded:May 02, 2007
Photo Category: Passenger Vessels
German passenger vessel Scharnhorst, bt. 1934, gt. 18834, at night (probably as well at Bremerhaven) of the collection of my father.
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kgvm on Apr 16, 2009 20:40 (9 years ago)
It's the "Scharnhorst", the funnel of "Gneisenau" had another shape.
And a small correction to the fate of the ship: laid up in 1939. Sold to Japan in 1942 only.
tonylast on May 06, 2007 17:48 (11 years ago)
Sure they were, but not these:

*Scharnhorst.* Twin screw passenger liner launched 14 December 1934 at Bremen by Deutsche Sch-u-Mschb AG Weser as hull no. 891 for Hanseatische Schiffahrts u-Betriebs GmbH (NDL), Bremen. 625.6' x 74.1 x 41; 18184 gt, 10712 nt; twin steam turbines connected to electric motors, by AEG, 4333-nhp. Converted 1939-1942 to Japanese escort aircraft carrier *Jinyo.* Torpedoed and sunk, 17 November 1944, in the Yellow Sea by USS *Spadefish* SS 411.

*Gneisenau.* As above. Launched 16 January 1935 as hull no. 893. Mined 2 May 1943 off Lolland, Denmark.
barry on May 06, 2007 03:31 (11 years ago)
Scharnhorst* or *Gneisenau.* where Battleships
launched 3 October 1936
Sunk in the Battle of North Cape on 26 December 1943
Launched: December 8, 1936
Sunk as blockship in Gotenhafen on March 23, 1945
tonylast on May 02, 2007 21:53 (11 years ago)
It is either *Scharnhorst* or *Gneisenau.* *Potsdam* was much different in appearance (five lifeboats per side, no king posts, etc.).
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