Howaldtswerke is a German shipyard founded 1838 in Kiel at the Bay of Kiel of the Baltic Sea. The founder August Howaldt built in 1850 the first German submarineBrandtaucher designed by Wilhelm Bauer. Today Howaldtswerke-Deutsche-Werft AG, or HDW for short, is a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, a group of German and European yards, as Kockums AB of Malmo and Hellenic Shipyards Co., Skaramangas, Greece. Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Dockyards and shipyards are places which repair and build ships. ... Statistics State: Schleswig-Holstein District: Independent city Area: 113. ... Bay of Kiel (German: Kieler Bucht; Polish: Zatoka Kilońska) is a basin in the south-western Baltic Sea, off the shores of German land Schleswig-Holstein and the islands of Denmark. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainland of Eastern Europe and Central Europe, and the Danish islands. ... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ... Wilhelm Bauer (1822 - 1875), a German engineer, designed the first modern u-boats. ... German industrial company ThyssenKrupp AG, with about 200,000 employees, mainly operates in the steel industry, but also in the automotive, industrial construction, and shipbuilding areas, as well as manufacturing elevators and providing other technologies and services. ... Malmö is the largest city in Scania and southern Sweden. ... Hellenic Shipyards is a naval Shipyard in Skaramangas near Athens, Greece bought 2002 by a group of German investors under the industrial leadership of the German shipyard HDW. HDW is a subsidiary of the German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. ...
PFS Polarstern is a German research icebreaker. ... The German Type 209 diesel-electric submarine was the most popular export-sales submarine in the world from the late 1960s into the first years of the 21st century. ... The German Type 212 is an advanced design of non-nuclear submarine developed by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG (HDW). ...
HDW itself is the parent company of a number of high performance subsidiaries, among others the Swedish naval shipyard and engineering company Kockums, the HDW-Nobiskrug shipyard, HDW-Hagenuk Schiffstechnik and the naval logistics company MARLOG.
HDW is engaged in naval shipbuilding including the construction of submarines, frigates, corvettes and landing craft.
HDW is the only German company to have developed and built torpedo tube systems and a fuel cell plant for air-independent submarine propulsion.
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