The Gorch Fock
is a tall ship of the German Navy (Deutsche Marine). She is the second ship of that name and a sister ship of the Gorch Fock built in 1933
. The modern-day Gorch Fock was built in 1958 and has since then undertaken almost 150cruises, including one tour around the world in 1988. She is sometimes referred to (unofficially) as the Gorch Fock II to distinguish her from her older sister ship
.The Gorch Fock was depicted on the 10 DM banknote of the third series (1960-1990) issued by the German Bundesbank and is therefore one of the most portrayed ships in the world.