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But please note that the GF II seems to be called just Gorch Fock (on the German Navy web site). In other places I have seen SSS Gorch Fock—she does not use the NATO prefix "FGS"! "SSS" probably means "Segelschulschiff". The "FGS" prefix is reserved for modern warships of the German Navy. I'd just refer to her as Gorch Fock; or maybe Gorch Fock (II), in places where confusions might otherwise arise. (They do the same on the German Navy web site!) Lupo 08:31, 9 Feb 2004 (UTC)

To do[edit]

Gorch Fock (author)[edit]

Gorch Fock (author) from de:Gorch Fock (Schriftsteller)

Done. Kosebamse 09:11, 8 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Gorch Fock (ships)[edit]

German tall ships. Ship type: Barque: square sails on fore and main mast; gaff rigged fore and aft sails on the mizzen.

  • Tovarishch aka Gorch Fock I (article at Gorch Fock (1933)): Main article at GF I, Tovarishch as a redirect. Should also cover the other sister ships, which also would redirect to GF I. Or do separate pages on all or some of them?
    • GF I done. (First draft) Lupo 12:33, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)
    • Separate article on the USCG Eagle done. Lupo 13:36, 11 Feb 2004 (UTC)
  • Gorch Fock II: article at Gorch Fock (1958) Covers the 1958 GF, with link to GF 1.


(most in German):

  • ESYS — most comprehensive site. Also covers all the sister ships. Note that JanMaat is more up-to-date, especially concerning the Tovarishch—ESYS doesn't cover the recent re-acquiry and planned rebaptising to Gorch Fock. Still a lot of useful info at ESYS.
  • German Navy — official Gorch Fock (II) web site. Has info on her cruises, technical data, and history -> rewrite would make a good stub (will work on it, Kosebamse; done now, Lupo 13:28, 23 Jun 2004 (UTC)). No pictures, and anyway, the whole site is copyrighted. (Well, one nice picture [click on the "Über die Gorch Fock" link] actually that I (Lupo) would like to have. Maybe worth asking for permission?)
  • Another image (the GF II in a storm) is here [1]. Might also be worth asking for permission. Lupo 08:53, 9 Feb 2004 (UTC)

I have asked the German Navy Publicity Office whether they could provide me with public domain or GFDL images of the two Gorch Focks. I'll report their answer here, when and if I get one. Lupo 21:35, 23 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Never got any answer. Lupo 13:28, 23 Jun 2004 (UTC)
  • [2] : Info on the GF I (has been re-baptized to Gorch Fock on Nov 29, 2003).


Note that all of the above web sites (except for the U.S. Coast Guard sites on the USCG Eagle) are copyrighted, and thus cannot serve as image sources!

However, here are a few useable images (fair use):

Interesting side note: the Sagres I is the Rickmer Rickmers, which is now a museum ship in Hamburg.