The Gorch Fock

Both an impressive wooden sailing ship still used as a teaching vessel by the German Navy (the Gorch Fock Two), and a high-speed train. Originally, Gorch Fock was the pen name of plattdeutsch poet and novelist Johann Wilhelm Kinau, a very good-looking man. He was drafted into World War I, where he served as a lookout on the front mast of the S.M.S. Wiesbaden and drowned in 1916. Kinau quotes I’ve found online seem quite gung ho.

(Gorch Fock.)

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