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Monday, 23 July 2018

Tugs building in East Germany according to a CIA report dated 24 June 1952

An item reported that the building program of the Amanda-design 1.000 tons tugs in the DDR was cancelled. Ordered was the building for the Soviet Union of 3 seagoing steam tugs with a horsepower of 350hp. Chosen was for steam engines due the lacking of diesel oil in the DDR and the furnaces were to be fuelled with briquettes instead of hard coal. EKM, Uebigau manufactured the boilers and WUMAG, Goerlitz probably the engines. At Rosslau were 3 seagoing tugs under construction for the General Shipping Administration (GDS). They were to be fitted out with a 500hp diesel engine of the 44 series. The engines were however still under construction and further more were the first to be delivered to Poland.

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The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R012500480007-8