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German SAR "John T. Essberger" retired to museum
« on: May 20, 2011, 05:47:00 PM »

Hi folks,
to whom it may interest:

After 36 years of service the first of the two SAR vessels (44 metres class) of "german society for sar at sea" (german abbrev.: DGzRS) named "John T. Essberger" / Callsign DBAI with daughtership "Elsa" has been put out of service these days.
It travelled from its station at the island of Fehmarn in the Baltic Sea via Hamburg port and Bremerhaven port to the River Rhine.
Now at Duisburg port heavy lift terminal it is being prepared for its last journey on a ponton upwards the River Rhine and finally a few kilometres by convoi exceptionell to its last "harbour", the "Technik Museum" at Speyer (nearly in the middle between Frankfurt/Main and Stuttgart).

Three 44m units had been built - John T. Essberger (exDBAI)/Elsa 1975, Wilhelm Kaisen (DBAK)/Helene 1978 (off-service in 2012 afaik) and Hermann Ritter (exDBAJ)/Wanda 1977 (1988 sold to China, wrecked in 2007).

Some links in german:
www.kurs-speyer.de (about the journey to museum)
www.dgzrs.de (german society for sar at sea)
http://speyer.technik-museum.de

Regards,
bentug
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Re: German SAR "John T. Essberger" retired to museum
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 07:39:17 PM »

Thanks for posting that Bentug.  The link to the journey is very interesting. Another reson to visit the Speyer Museum. A lot of lifeboat enthusiasts on this forum. :-))
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Re: German SAR "John T. Essberger" retired to museum
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011, 01:48:23 AM »

Hello again,
yes, I want to visit Sinsheim and Speyer, too.
But if you are a lifeboat enthusiast AND you want to visit Germany, then you should try to be in Germany the last sunday of july.
This is the date of the "day of the sea rescuemen" (german: Tag der Seenotretter) - and there is "open door" at most of the german DGzRS (German Maritime Search and Rescue Service - sorry for my translation above) rescue stations and at the headquarters with GMRC (german maritime rescue centre) and a really little shipyard at Bremen. Usually there are several lifeboat models (there are even some 1:10 specialists...) and a few 1:1 lifeboats. Just found some lines in english (http://www.dgzrs.de/index.php?id=265).

And ship enthusiasts shouldn't forget to visit the german ship museum at Bremerhaven north of Bremen (e.g. http://www.dsm.museum/ausstellung/dauerausstellung.44.de.html), the german navy museum at Wilhelmshaven at the Jade Bay northwest of Bremen (http://www.marinemuseum.de) - and (not only) model enthusiasts may like to visit the "Miniatur-Wunderland" (http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com - a large? railway with moving cars and ships in 1:87, no lifeboats  ok2 , but really impressing. This homepage in english  :-)) ) at Hamburg.

The first lifeboat of the former 26m class ("Georg Breusing"; sisterships "Adolph Bermpohl" [a 1:22? kit made by Graupner] and "Arwed Emminghaus") is located at Emden (south of North Sea island "Borkum") (http://www.georg-breusing.de), (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Breusing_%28Schiff%29), (http://www.schiffsbilderarchiv.de/breusing.htm).

So far my rusty english from germany...
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Re: German SAR "John T. Essberger" retired to museum
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 07:30:06 AM »

Thank you Bentug, most informative.   You English is near perfect,no problems there :-))
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