Tirpitz

Italy,Mediterranean

Tirpitz was a German ocean liner laid down by Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft in Flensburg, and was launched in 1921 for the company Hugo Stinnes. She was sold to Hamburg Amerika Linie in 1926 and operated their routes in East Asia. In 1941 she was sold to Mittelmer Reederei in Hamburg. She went down in the deep outside San Remo in Italy 23. July 1941. The reason for her sinking is still debated, as she was either sunk by a British submarine or hit a mine. It is believed she was part of Operation Sonneblume and tasked with supplying Erwin Rommel's Deutche Afrika Korps. The wreck rest today on a depth of 72 to 95 meter outside Capo dell'Arma.


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Tirpitz

143,6 x 17,8 x 8,2 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
7970 grt
Flensburg ( D ) 1921
Hamburg ( D )


Last updated: November 2018