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Danzig

Postby Whickham » Sun Nov 12, 2023 1:41 pm

The Danzig a German light cruiser was taken by Britain as part of war reparations and sent to Whitby for scrapping to provide work for the town in 1921. The Bremen Class light cruiser 365 feet long & displacing 3226 tons could have been the largest ship ever to enter Whitby harbour. Her twin triple expansion engines gave her a speed of 22 knots and she was open to the public before she was scrapped.

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Re: Danzig

Postby northeast » Sun Nov 12, 2023 2:34 pm

She would have been a splendid sight passing through the Whitby swing bridge (the current bridge dates from 1908).
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Re: Danzig

Postby taximan » Tue Dec 12, 2023 11:27 am

SMS Danzig at Whitby (1).jpg
northeast wrote:She would have been a splendid sight passing through the Whitby swing bridge (the current bridge dates from 1908).
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Re: Danzig

Postby northeast » Tue Dec 12, 2023 4:34 pm

Thanks for posting that one :)
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Re: Danzig

Postby Hornbeam » Sun Dec 24, 2023 1:33 pm

I wonder if it was HMG Policy to send these vessels to various Ports around GB to give employment opportunities bearing in mind the unidentified Hulk of a large Warship in the photograph of the River Tees at Thornaby near Victoria Bridge?
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