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Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettug Schiffbrüchiger



Founded 29/05/1865.

HQ: Bremen

Operates some 59 lifeboats from 54 stations in the North Sea and Baltic.


Due to visual impairment these pages may contain some spelling mistakes, please advise any changes needed


Also  with your indigenous  O and U sounds it is impossible for me to insert these in to the text. Apologies.


The  photographs used in illustrating this page, I have tried to seek permission from each author, some people have not replied and some I cannot contact. Sorry






46-Metre Class


Dimensions 46m x 10m Speed 25kts
GRT 300t Endurance  
Construction Aluminum Superstructure and hull Range  
Engines   Crew  

Fleet Details


Name C/Sign Year Base/Comments
Hermann Marwed SK29 DBAR 2003 D/Boat Verena II. Helgoland

The Hermann Marwed pictured at Helgoland on 05/08/17 (Photo Tim Bekker)

The Daughter Boat of the Hermann Marwed, Vereena II, seen  in 2017 (Photo Maik Jens  Linnebroog)




Dimensions 37.5 x 6m Speed  
  Aluminium hull and superstructure    

Fleet Details


Name C/Sign Year Base/Comments
Arro Koebke SK32 DBAK 2012 D/Boat Notarius. Sassnitz.




Dimensions 28m x 7m Speed  
  Aluminium hull and superstructure    


Fleet Details


Name C/Sign Year Base/Comments
Annelies Kramer SK37 DBAM 2017 D/Boat Mathias. Cuxhaven
Berlin SK36 DBAR 2016 D/Boat Steppke. Laboe.
Ernst Meier-Head (SK35) DBAK 2015 D/Boat  Lotte. Amrum.


Anneliese Kramer pictured on the River Elbe on 26/08/17 (Photo (Jens Smit)

Mathias the Daughter Boat of the Anneliese Kramer (DD9679) seen 21/09/17 (Photo Daniel Eckhart)

Berlin pictured at her base, with her Daughter Boat Steppke, on  21/10/17 (Photo Courtesy Wolfgang Barnitz

Ernst Meier-Hedde photographed) at Bremerhaven with Daughter Boat Lotte, on 04/06/16 (Photo Frank Behrends)



Dimensions 27.5m x 7m Speed  
  Aluminium hull and superrstructure    


Fleet Details



Name C/Sign Year D/Boat/Base/Comments
Bremen SK24 DBad 1992 D/Boat Vegesack Fehmaarm/Grosenbrod
Arkona SK23 DBAD 1993 D/Boat Casper. Warnemunde.
Vormann Steffans KRS19 DBAE 1989 D/Boat Adele. Hooksiel. De-commisioned 01/12/17. To Rostock as Fireboat.
Alfried Krupp KRS18 DBAA 1988 D/Boat Gluck Auf. Borkum.

Bremen pictured at her base on  02/11/06 with her Daughter Boat Vegesack (Photo Manfredd

Arkona seen near Warnemunde on 22/12/13 with Daughter Boat Casper )Photo Marcus S)

Caspar, daughter boat to Arkona seen on 03/08/16 (Photo Jonas Schutze)

The Vormann Steffens seen at her base with Daughter Boat Adele,  on 06/06/13 (Photo Claus Schaef)

Alfried Krupp pictured near Eemshaven on 04/03/14, with Daughter Boat Gluck Auf (Photo Jens Smit)



Dimensions 23.3m x 6m Speed  
  Aluminuam hull and superstructure    


Fleet Details


Name C/Sign Year Base/Comments
Hannes Glogner KRS22 DBAJ 1991 D/Boat, Flinthorn. Relief Boat North Sea.
Vormann Jantzen KRS21 DBAG 1991 D/Boatt, Butscher. Relief Boat  Baltic Sea.
Nis Randers KRS20 DBAF 1990 D/Boat. Onkel Willi. Maasholm.

Hannes Glogner seen on 18/08/17 at Cuxhaven with Daughter Boat Flinthern (Photo Marcus S)

Vormann Jantzen seen at Warnemunde on 09/08/15 with Daughter Boat Butscher (PhotoFrank Behrends)

Nis Randers pictured at Cuxhaven, with Daughter Boat Onkel Willi, on 05/11/13 (Photo Claus Schaef)



Dimensions 23.1m x 6m Speed  
  Aluminium hull and superstructure    


Fleet Details


Name C/Sign Year Base/Comments
Bernhard Gruben SK28 DBBS 1997 D/Boat, Johann Fidi. Norderney. To Wilhelmshaven for overhaul. 09/011/17.
Theo Fischer SK27 DBBR 1997 D.Boat, Stroper. Darser.
Hans Hackmack SK26 DBAT 1996 D/Boat, EMMI. Gromitz.
Hermann Rudolf Meyer sK25 DBAC 1996 D/Boat, Cristian. Bremerhaven.

The Bernhard Gruben, with Daughter Boat Johann Fidi, on the River Wesel 21/09/13 (Photo Claus Schaef)

Theo Fischer departing Warnemunde with Daughter Boat Stroper, on 03/09/10 (Photo Malte Classens)

Hans Hackmack seen at Gromitz, with Daughter Boat Emmi, on 26/09/14 (Photo Claus Scha

Hermann Rudolf  Meyer, with Daughter Boat Christian, seen on the Nord-Oost Kanal on 14/10/17 (PhotoJoost Zaal)


20-m Class


Dimensions 20 x 6m Speed  
  Aluminium hull and superstructure    

Fleet Details

(Note this Class carry a Rigid Inflateable Boat)

Name C/Sign Year Base/Comments
Berthold Beitz  (SK38) DG7004 2017 D/Boat Else. Greifswalder Oie. Officially named 15/12/17.
Pidder Lung SK34 DBAP 2012 D/Boat Michel. List.
Theodor Storm SK33 DBAI 2011 D/Boat Nis Puk. Busum.
Eugen SK31 DBAV 2009 D/Boat Hurbertus. Greifswalder Oie To Bremen in 2017. To Norderney 09/01/17.
Eiswette (SK 30) DBAB 2008 D/Boat Novize. Nordstrand.

Pidder Leung pictured on the River Weser on 26/01/17 (Photo Claus Schaef)

Theodore Storm seen at Busum on 05/08/17 (Photo Tim Bekker)

Eugen photographed on 25/04/09 (Photo Courtesy Chris Hartmann)

Hurbertus, daughter boat to Eugen, seen on 06/01/17 (Photo Stephan Muhr)

Eiswette photographed at Brake on 20/07/14 (Photo Claus Schaef)


Dimensions 9.41/10.01 x 3.61m Speed  


Fleet Details

Builders: Tamsen Maritim, Rostock-Gehlsdorf = T, Fassmer, Berne = F,

  • Lurssen  = L. Schweers = S

Name/SRB No. Year C/Sign Builder/Base/Comments
SRB-75     (T)
SRB-74     (T)
SRB-73     (T)
SRB-72     )T)
SRB-71     (T)
SRB-70     (T)
imanoa SRB-69 2017 Da6180 (T) Damp.
SRB-68 2017 DA6179 (F) Wangerooge.
Secretarius SRB-67 2017 DD9495 (F) Langeoog
Hans Dittmer SRB-66 2017 DK7002 (F) Juist.
Hendrich Wuppesahl SRB-65 2015 DK8116 (T) Neuistadt/Holsteim.
Konrad-OttoSRB 64 2006 DH2358 (F)Kuhlungsborn
Nausikaa SRB 63 2006 DH2356 (F) Vitte/Hiddensee
Holst Heiner Kneten SRB 62 2006 DH2306 (F) Hernum
Kurt Hoffman SRB 61 2005 DB3015 (F) Glowe.
Elli-Hoffmann Roser SRB 60 2004 DK3090 (F) Baltrum.
Eckernforde SRB 59 2004 DK3088 (L) Eckenforde.
Paul Neisse SRB 58 2003 DJ5386 (L) Eiderdamm
Walter Ros  SRB57 2003 DJ5387 (L) Schilksee.
WolteraTB31 2002 DG7348 (L) Lippe.
Casper Otten SRB 56 2001 DG7374 (S) Lauterbach.
Heiligenhafen(SRB 55) 2000 DD4988 Heiligen)S) hafen.
 Neuharlingersiel (SRB 54) 2000 DD4980 (S) Nieuharlingerseil.
Emil Zimmermann (SRB 53) 2000 DD4662 (S) Puttgarden.
Hans Ingwersen (SRB 52) 2000 DD46 (S) Travemunde
Hertha Jeep (SRB 51) 1999 DD4564 (S) Stralsund.
Heinz Orth (SRB 50) 1999 DD4564 (S) Freest.
Werner Kuntze (SRB 49) 1999 DD4639 (S) Langbelligau
Gillis Gullbranson (SRB 48) 1999 DD4598 (S) Bransbuttel.
Wilma Sikorski (SRB 47) 1999 DD4594 (S) Wangerooge. To Norddeich2018. Then?

Niminoa (SRB 69) seen shortly after delivery to Dampe (Photo via Maik Jens Linebroog)

SRB68 seen before its Official Naming in Wangerooge in December 2017 (Photo David Jager)

Secretarius pictured on 12/08/17 (Photo Stephan Muhr)

Horst Heiner Kneten (SRB 62) seen near Hornum on 23/07/17 (Photo Claus Schaef)

Elli-Hoffmann Roser  SRB 60, seen near Baltrum  23/04/17 )Photo Claus Schaef)

Hans Ingwersen (SRB52) pictured at Travemunde on 16/09/17 (Photo Malte Klassens)

The 2003 Lurssen-built Walter Rose (TB32) seen at Schilksee on 30/07/17 (Photo Felix Kersten)





Dimension 8.5m x 3m Speed  17.5 kts
GRT   Endurance  
Construction Aluminium Hull and Superstructure Range  
Engines   Crew  



Fleet Details


Name C/Sign Year Base/Comments
Stralsund DH3781 1994 Prerow/Wieck.
Baltrum DH3779 1994 Horumersiel.
Crempe DH3778 1994 Relief Boat.
Walter Merz DH37732 1994 Schleswig.
Jens Fureschipp DH3777 1993 .Gelting.
Hermann Onken DH3776 1993 Fedderwarderseil.
Helmut Manthey DH3775 1993 Lippe/Weisenhaus.
Otto Behr DH3774 1993 Wilhelmshaven
Dornbusch DH3770   Breege
Gerhard Ten  Doornkat DH3768 1992 Ueckermunde
Guenther Schoeps DH3767 1992 Timmendorf/Peol.

Crempe. which is used as a Relief Boat, seen at Brake on 25/03/17 (Photo Claus Schaef)

Otto Behr pictured at Wilhelmshaven on 04/01/17 (Photo Frank Behrends)




Dimension 7.00m x 3m Speed  
GRT   Endurance  
Construction Aluminium hull and superstructure Range  
Engines   Crew  



Fleet Details


Name C/Sign Year Base/Comments
Barsche SRB T1 DH3784 1993 Wustrow
Hetcht SRB T2 DH3783 1993 Zinnowitz.
Zander SRB T3 DH3782 1993 Zingst
Wuppertal SRBT4 DH3475 `1993 Maarrsholm.

Baarsche pictured on 01/10/17, location unknown (Photo Felix Kersten)

Hecht pictured at Bremerhaven in 2015 (Photo Maik Jens Linebroog)

Wuppertal seen on 01/08/17, location unknown (Photo Felix Kersten)




Dimensions 37.5 x 6m Speed  
Grt   Endurance  
Construction Rigid hull, Hyperlon sponsons   Range
Engines     Crew

Fleet Details


Na C/Sign Year Base/Comments
Dora DH3785   Ueckermunde

Dora seen on practice runs (Date/author unknown/Wikipedia)

A very big thanks must go out to Maik Jens Linnebroog for his help in preparing this page.

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