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Offline Bilgerat

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German Destroyer Molders
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 23:14:05 »
I took this picture many years ago while out sailing in the Thames Estuary off Sheerness. My mum gave it to me recently because she was having a clearout.

The Molders is a Lutjens Class Guided Missile Destroyer, built by the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, USA for the former West German Navy. The Lutjens Class were a modification of the successful Charles F Adams Class, 29 of which were built for the US Navy. She is now preserved as a museum in Wilhelmshaven after decommissioning from the German Navy in 2003.

When I took this picture, she was in the estuary off Sheerness. If she was anchored there, she must have been waiting to go either up the Thames or the Medway. I don't remember anything about it other than taking the picture. Does anyone know if she visited Chatham, or any other port in the area?
"I did not say that the French will not come, I said they will not come by sea" - Lord St Vincent


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