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FGS Hessen (F 221)
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ex Dock C

ex Dock C
Ship's Name: ex Dock C
Location: Kiel, Germany
Photo Date: June 19, 2011
Description: Built in 1967, Dock C was a pressure dock of the German Navy. It did not carry a designation. The dock was used to test and evaluate submarines by docking the submarines and setting them under pressure. This precedure was cheaper and less dangerous than actual dive tests. The simulated pressure in the dock was that high, that the German submarine U-3 was destroyed during tests in 1970. The dock was unique in the world. The 1000th docking took place on August 17, 2009. When the German Navy decommissioned her class 206A submarines, Dock C became obsolete and was decommissioned on March 31, 2011. In August 2012, it was towed to Aliaga, Turkey, for scrapping.
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