• Short Summary

    West Germany's first of six escort vessels, "Koeln", was commissioned at Hamburg, April 15, in the presence of Vice-Admiral Ruge, Inspector-General of the Navy.

    "Koeln", 2,100 tons, is designed as a convoy escort and for submarine hunting.

  • Description

    West Germany's first of six escort vessels, "Koeln", was commissioned at Hamburg, April 15, in the presence of Vice-Admiral Ruge, Inspector-General of the Navy.

    "Koeln", 2,100 tons, is designed as a convoy escort and for submarine hunting. She is the fourth German vessel to bear this name. Her predecessors were cruisers - one sunk by the British Navy in 1914, another scuttled by her own crew at Scapa Flow in 1919, and the third destroyed by bombing of Wilhelmshaven in 1945.

    The new "Koeln" was launched at Hamburg in December, 1958. She has a crew of 189 and 11 officers. Her armaments: two 10 cm and six 4 cm guns.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9T9O7VOA61R8FENP9YYE19UQ3
    Media URN:
    VLVA9T9O7VOA61R8FENP9YYE19UQ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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