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Frieden (museum ship)

The Frieden in 2008 in Rostock Harbour
Career ( East Germany)
Name: Traditionsschiff Typ Frieden
Port of registry: Rostock
Builder: Warnow Shipyard, Warnemünde
Yard number: 305
Launched: 4 July 1957
Commissioned: 27 July 1958
Decommissioned: 1969
Status: Museum ship
General characteristics
Type: Cargo ship
Tonnage: 6,629 GRT, 13,000 dwt
Length: 157.6 m (517 ft) (Loa), 142.0 m (Lpp)
Beam: 20.0 m (65.6 ft)
Draught: 8.4 m (28 ft)
Installed power: 7,200 PS (5,296 kW)
Propulsion: 4 diesel engines
Speed: 15.0 knots (27.8 km/h; 17.3 mph)
Crew: 57
The Traditionsschiff Typ Frieden, 1982 photograph

The Frieden (known in German as the Traditionsschiff Typ Frieden) is the former German motor vessel Dresden operated by the VEB Deutsche Seereederei Rostock. Since 1970 it has been used as a museum ship.

The Dresden was built in 1956/57 at the Warnow Shipyard. It was the fifth Type IV ship in the first batch of 10,000 tonne piece-goods freighters that were built in East Germany's shipyards after the Second World War. Because the first ship of this series was christened Frieden (commissioned in June 1957), the other ships of this series of 15 new vessels were classed as Frieden type merchant ships.

On 27 July 1958 the ship was handed over to the Deutsche Seereederei shipping line and it operated until 1969 on scheduled services to East Asia, Indonesia, Africa, India and Latin America.

After serious defects were found in the engine room that would have resulted in excessive repair costs, the ship was decommissioned in 1969 and opened on 13 June 1970 as the "Rostock Shipbuilding Museum" (Schiffbaumuseum Rostock). Part of the ship also acted as a youth hostel for a time.

Today it is part of the Rostock Shipbuilding and Shipping Museum (Rostocker Schiffbau- und Schifffahrtsmuseum) in the IGA Park and contains comprehensive exhibitions of shipbuilding history. Topics include Shipbuilding in East Germany, Shipyard Operations, the History of Maritime Radio Communications and Navigation. In addition, there is a collection of various types of ship engine. Many areas of the ship have been preserved in their original state (the engine room, bridge, radio station, ship's hospital and crew cabins) and give an impression of life on a merchant ship in the 1950/60s.

The Rostock City Harbour Museum Ship action group (Traditionsschiff Stadthafen Rostock) is advocating moving the shipyard and shipping museum to a central and easily accessible site in the centre of Rostock. Low visitor numbers have been cited as the reason for this initiative.[1]


  1. ^ Information on the website of the Seeleute Rostock e.V.

External links

  • )Schifffahrtsmuseum RostockRostock Shipping Museum (

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