German corvette Hiddensee facts for kids
Hiddensee as a museum ship
|Career (East Germany)|
|Builder:||Petrovsky Shipyard, Leningrad|
|Fate:||Transferred to Germany, 1990|
|Fate:||Transferred to United States, November 1991|
|Career (United States)|
|Commissioned:||14 February 1992|
|Decommissioned:||18 April 1996|
|Fate:||Museum ship from 14 June 1997|
Quick facts for kidsGeneral characteristics
|Class and type:||Tarantul-class corvette|
|Length:||56 m (183 ft 9 in)|
|Beam:||10.50 m (34 ft 5 in)|
|Draught:||2.50 m (8 ft 2 in)|
|Speed:||42 knots (78 km/h; 48 mph)|
|Range:||1,650 nmi (3,060 km; 1,900 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)|
Hiddensee is a former East German Navy corvette, now part of the Battleship Cove site at Fall River, Massachusetts. Originally a Soviet vessel, the corvette was transferred first to the East German Navy, then to the German Navy, and ended her career in the United States.
The Tarantul I-class missile corvette was launched in 1984 at the Petrovsky Shipyard in Leningrad, Russia. She was commissioned in 1985 by the East German Volksmarine as Rudolf Egelhofer, but after the reunification of Germany in 1990, she was transferred to the German Navy, and renamed Hiddensee.
After decommissioning in April 1991, she was transferred to the United States Navy. As USNS Hiddensee, the ship was extensively evaluated at the Naval Air Warfare Center at Solomons, Maryland, and used for naval exercises. Following naval budget cuts, the ship was removed from service in April 1996, and joined the Battleship Cove fleet on 14 June 1997.
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