Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tall Ship Duchesse Anne

On 7 March 1901, the sail ship Gross Herzogin Elizabeth is launched as German navy school ship. After WWI the instruction start again on board in 1921 until laid up in 1932. Seized in May 1945 by the Royal Navy, she is given to France as war damage compensation, renamed DUCHESSE ANNE and tug to Brest where she is abandonned until 1980. She was saved from scrap by the City of Dunkirk in 1981 and is currently an exhibit at Musee Portuaire Dunkerque

1 comment:

Lonne Mann said...

So glad I found your blog! Been in love with ships all my life. Great photos.