Monday, May 24, 2004

Wilhelmshaven

City and port, Lower Saxony Land (state), northwestern Germany, on the Jadebusen, a North Sea inlet on the coast of Ostfriesland (East Frisia). Founded in 1853 by Wilhelm I on land bought by Prussia from Oldenburg, it was given its present name in 1869. In 1937 it was united with R�stringen and returned to Oldenburg Land. As the principal naval base for the Prussian (later German) navy, it suffered

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