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"Buea" (ex-"Hammershus") 1943

 

Technical Data

Shipyard Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen, Bau-Nr. 622
In Commission As ferry 08. 02.1936 for A/S D/S på Bornholm; after confiscation for Kriegsmarine 05.1944 - 10.05.1945, after 1947 ferry; for Danish Navy Submarine-Tender 08.01.1964 until 31.10.1975
Displacement 2040 t
Length 81,02 m
Beam 12,21 m
Draught 4,35 m
Propulsion 1 Diesel B&W 2460 Ps
Shafts/Propellers 1
Speed 15 kts
Complement  ???
Armament no

Specials

This ship is the former passenger motor ship "Hammershus", which was built in 1936. She served as S-boat auxiliary ship from May 1944 til the end of the war. After the end of the war she was given back to Denmark, she sailed initially as ferry and was reconstructured as Submarine-Tender and commissioned as  "Hendrik Gerner"  (A 542) for the Royal Danish Navy.

MS "Hammershus" - Picture: Larsson

"Buea" supplying a Schoolboat - Picture: From Marine-Rundschau 3/89

"Henrik Gerner"; Picture: Archives Orlogsmuseum Kopenhagen