This powerful and fast deep-sea salvage tug was put into service in 1924 with a complete equipment for salvage, towing and fire fighting. Thanks to its excellent technical equipment and specialised crew it came to the aid of many ships in distress year after year.
During the Second World War the SEEFALKE was sunk in a bombing raid in Kiel harbour. When the victorious powers wanted to fill the harbour basin with rubble after the war, the shipping company had the ship secretly lifted at night, transported it to a bay in the outer fjord and sank it there again. After the Allies lifted the salvage prohibitions in 1950, the ship was lifted again and - repaired and modernised - put back into service.
It has been lying here in the museum harbour since 1970 and has a radio station on board which is operated by amateur radio operators.
Joh. C. Tecklenborg AG, Bremerhaven-Wesermünde
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|2 six-cylinder diesel engines|
|1650 HP per engine|
This ship can be visited within the opening hours of the museum harbour.
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