Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Viking"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Göteborg
Type of rigging:4-MAST-BARK
Year built:1907
Yard:Burmeister & Wain, Kopenhagen
Overall length:105.00 m
Length (hull):97.30 m
Breadth:13.90 m
Draught:7.06 m
Sail area:2850 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 Oct 1998

  • built in Copenhagen in 1907 and used as a cargo sailing ship for the Danish merchant marine
  • the trunk deck with a length of over 60 metres is especially suitable for use as main-deck classrooms
  • used for sail training for junior naval staff until 1925
  • this training ship changed owner in 1929 and sailed in the Gustav Erikson fleet delivering grain to Australia until 1939
  • the ship was overhauled in Antwerp in 1946 and subsequently sailed to Australia
  • after Mr. Erikson's death, his son sold the whole fleet
  • the "Viking" was bought by G”teborg in 1949 and used as a moored training ship and houseboat for a navigation school

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 302 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

"Faszination Segelschiffe"
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact