Eisvogel laid up in Wilhelmshaven
|Length:||38.85 m (127 ft 6 in)|
|Beam:||9.7 m (31 ft 10 in)|
|Draft:||3.72 m (12 ft 2 in)|
|Ice class:||140 tonne Hitzler pitching device (for icebreaking)|
2 × Maybach MD655 diesel engines, generating 1,765 kW at 1400 rpm|
Two controlled-pitch propellers, 3 m diameter
|Speed:||13 knots (24 km/h)|
|Range:||2,000 nm at 12 kn|
|Sensors and |
|Navigation radar only|
|Armament:||Fitted for one Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft gun|
The Eisvogel class icebreakers (Type 721) was a two ship class built for the German Navy by the Hitzler Werft shipyard of Lauenburg/Elbe.
The Eisvogel was in service for the Naval Base Command Kiel and sold to private owners after decommissioning. Since 2010 she is operated as a civil tugboat in Trieste.
The Eisbär was based along the German North Sea coast. After decommissioning she was laid up in Wilhelmshaven later sold to the Netherlands for scrapping.
List of Ships
|A 1401||Eisvogel||April 28, 1960||March 11, 1961||March 3, 2006||Sold to Italy|
|A 1402||Eisbär||June 9, 1969||November 1, 1961||October 30, 1997||Scrapped|
The ships are named after the European Kingfisher (Eisvogel) and Polar Bear (Eisbär), both names contain the German word for ice.
- Icebreaker Eisvogel—an unrelated vessel
- "Ship of the day: Eisvogel". Archived from the original on 2010-10-31. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fshipoftheday.blogspot.com%2F2010%2F09%2Feisvogel.html&date=2010-10-31. "The Eisvogel (IMO: 8736198, Port of Registry: Trieste) is a 1961 built icebreaker of 35 meters long, almost 10 meters wide. She was built for the German navy by Hitzler Werft, Germany and is propelled by two Maybach MD 655 engines delivering a total output of 1765 kW at 1400 rpm which gives the vessel a 20 tons bollard pull and a maximum speed of 14 knots. Nowadays the vessel is operated as a standard tug by Lucatelli Towing & Salvage, Trieste, Italy."
- Special Vessels - Hitzler Werft's webpage about special ships built by them, including the Eisvogel class
- Gerhard Koop/Siegfried Breyer: Die Schiffe, Fahrzeuge und Flugzeuge der deutschen Marine von 1956 bis heute, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Bonn 1996, ISBN 3-7637-5950-6 (German)
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