EAST GERMAN YARDS DELIGHT IN FULL ORDER BOOK

In contrast to their Western counterparts, the shipyards of East Germany and Poland have full orderbooks until 1992 and a shortage of workers. The principal reason is the steady work provided by the USSR, which helps in forward planning and encourages series production. It is not unusual for 10 or 15 sisterships to be ordered at one time. Capsule descriptions are given of several of these series, and principal particulars of representative vessels from them are listed. About 70% of GDR newbuildings are destined for the USSR and about 15% for western countries.

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  • Accession Number: 00655785
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM