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Ferdinand Schichau

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Ferdinand Schichau (30 January 1814 – 23 January 1896) was a German engineer in Elbing. Elbing was in West Prussia, now Elbląg, Poland. He was born and died in Elbing.

He established Schichau and Co in Elbing, and built a shipyard in Pillau near Königsberg (East Prussia) (today Baltiysk, Kaliningrad Oblast). The Borussia, constructed by him, was the first screw-vessel in Germany. He constructed another large shipyard in Danzig (Gdańsk).

Schichau's name remains in the Schichau Seebeck Shipyard at Bremerhaven, Germany.

For much more information, see Wikipedia entry.

1896 Obituary [1]

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