Boelcke

 54° 35′ 0″ N , 18° 58′ 0″ E

Depth above the wreck60m

Depth at the bottom75m

DESCRIPTION

Warship used by Kriegsmarine.
The ship served as a floating workshop for Luftwaffe seaplanes.
Flugssicherungsschiff Boelcke was built in December 1942 at the Norderwerft Koser & Meyer Hamburg shipyard, building number 745. Since launching, it served in SNDF (ost). It sank 17.04.45 hit by a bomb during the raid. 20 sailors were killed.
Works on completing the identification are still ongoing, although at this stage it can be assumed that this is Boelcke.

Dimensions
Total length 78 m
10.80 m width
Draft 3.65 m
Registered capacity 961 BRT
Drive
Four MAN engines, 12 cylinders
Two three-blade 1.85m propellers
Maximum speed 21.5 knots
Armament
1 MAN crane 18 t
3 seaplanes
3 3.7 cm anti-aircraft guns
2 anti-aircraft guns 2.0 cm
2 heavy machine guns

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