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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