Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The Shipyard No. 2 at Gdansk, Poland according to a CIA report dated 13 March 1952

An item reported that the shipyard No. 2 belonging to the United Shipyards at Danzig, Poland was the former Schichau Shipyard consisting of 6 slips numbered from the north to the south. All ships were used except for the sixth one. On each of the slips No.’s 1 and 2 was a 3.000 ton merchant ship under construction; the one on slip No. 1 nearing completion. On slip No. 3 was a merchant ship around 4.000 ton and on slip No. 4 of around 5.000 ton under construction. On slip No. 5 was the keel laid down of a merchant ship of which the tonnage was yet not known. In an addition to the original text was said that at this slip the 2.500 tons measuring Zaporzhe [Zaporozhye?] was launched built for the Soviet Union.

The same shipyard built the 4.000 tons merchant ship ss Gdansk, Gdynia, Lodz and Warszawa now to be completed. The Warszawa was dry docked for painting hull and placing of the screw. The bridges over the first four slips were with 60 metres lengthened landwards. To each bridge were two2-5 ton mobile cranes built by the Elblag Shipyard added. In the summer were the building of two machine workshops in the north part of the shipyard standing completed and was started with the building of several more building in the same area.

The report was published on, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010600390007-9