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Motor Tanker. Operating range of this tanker ended on Baltic Sea, where it was used as a provider for armadillo Prinz Eugen and also for the torpedo and trawling vessels. It sunked on 8 April 1945 by Soviet air force.

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Franken

54° 32' 19.9" N , 18° 57' 57.3" E

2016-12-28 10:55

Depth above the wreck: 48m

Depth at the bottom: 70m

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DESCRIPTION
Motor tanker, which construction was started in 1937 in Wrek Kiel. Hull was launched 8 March 1937. On 1942 it was towed to Burmaisten and Wain shipyard, there finished and put into service on 17.03.1943. The ship was powered by four Diesel engines, 9 cylinder each. Equipped with blades with constant pitch. Operating range of this tanker ended on Baltic Sea, where it was used as a provider for armadillo Prinz Eugen and also for the torpedo and trawling vessels. It sunked on 8 April 1945 by Soviet air force.
DIMENSIONS
Length between perpendiculars Lpp 175,00 m
Total length LC 179,00 m
Breadth on midship 22 m
Draft 10,2 m
Displacement 22850 t
Crew 94-208 depending on charakter of the mission
POWER
four motor engines, 9 cylinders each
two blades with constant pitch
ARMAMENT
three cannons 150mm
16 antiaircraft cannons 2,0 cm
3 antiaircraft cannons 3,7 cm

DIVING DESCRIPTION
One of the most interesting wrecks situated to the east from Hel harbour. The wreck lays on its keel. Because of the explosions it was seperated and its forecastle lays about 420m from the rest of the wreck. The most common places for diving are stern and superstructure. According to many divers stern is the most interesting although it's the deepest place on this wreck. Visiting the superstructure you will find the construction of the wreck already on about 47 m.

www.balticwrecks.com / Sebastian Popek

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Dawid Zakrzewski

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2014-04-24 02:29
Najlepszy i do tego tak blisko.

Piotrek Ginter

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2014-04-12 17:17
Super.

Krzysztof Wnorowski

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2014-03-03 10:38
Jeden z ciekawszych wraków Morza Bałtyckiego.

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