Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Keewaydin"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Ex-names:||Vestenwind, Odysseus, Alice A.|
|Type of rigging:||KETSCH|
|Type of ship:||Lowestoft Sailing Smack|
|Yard:||G. & T. Smith, Rye, England, GB|
|Overall length:||21.40 m|
|Ship's hull:||Holz / Wood|
|Engine:||Gardner 6LXB 6cy|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 23 Feb 2007
- built in 1913 by G. & T. Smith in Rye, England, GB for owners of Lowestoft, named "Keewaydin", served as fishing trawler in the North Sea.
- since 1937/1938 used as a cargo ship in the Baltic Sea region under the flag of Denmark, later sold to Sweden.
- 1944 renamed "Vestenwind".
- 1963 converted into a yacht, 1972 participation in the Whitbread Round The World Yacht Race, since 1974 used in the Mediterranean as a charter yacht with bermuda rig (Greece), renamed the "Odysseus" and later the "Alice A.", 1989 repairs on Malta.
- purchased in 1997 by the Welch family where she was found in poor condition on the island Malta, restoration finally completed in Brixham in 1998.
- since 2001 used as a charter vessel sailing the coast of Wales, the channel and European Atlantic coast.