Flender Werke

Flender Werke was a German shipbuilding company, located in Lübeck.[1] It was founded in 1917 as a branch of Brückenbau Flender AG of Benrath on the Rhine. In 1926 it was made a fully independent business and renamed Lübecker Flenderwerke AG. It went on to become one of the largest shipyards in Germany, building nearly 700 ships in all.[2]

Flender Werke AG
HeadquartersLübeck, Germany
ProductsMerchant ships
Number of employees

During World War II, Flender Werke built 2 Type II and 40 Type VII U-boats for the Kriegsmarine.[3]

After the war, Flender Werke continued to build merchant ships, and in 1973 were renamed Flender Werft AG. In 2002 they were forced to close because of insolvency.


  1. ^ "Die Flender-Werft" (PDF). Thomas-Mann-Schule Lübeck (German). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Flender". Miramar Ship Index (subscription). Retrieved 18 December 2012. (The last ship, completed in 2003, was Yard No.694)
  3. ^ "Flender Werke AG, Lübeck". The U-boats. Retrieved 18 December 2012.

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