Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Sigyn"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Sigyn
Registered port:Turku
Nation:FIN
Type of rigging:BARK
Year built:1887
Yard:Gamla Varvet, Göteborg
Overall length:55.00 m
Length (hull):47.50 m
Breadth:9.30 m
Draught:4.00 m
Sail area:800 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Engine:keine/none

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 28 Mar 2021

  • wooden bark entered service in 1887.
  • very varied service history because it was sold in 1905, 1918, 1921, 1925 and 1935.
  • belonged to the Åbo-Academy Sea-history museum since 1939.
  • her first voyage was to China and afterwards she travelled as a cargo vessel around the world.
  • stranded during a storm on the Norwegian coast near Kristiansand in 1913, then repaired and rigged as a barkentine.
  • she made several Atlantic voyages during World War I. Her last long trip was from Pensacola (Florida) to Copenhagen in 1916. After that, she made trips in the Baltic Sea until 1937, laid up then.
  • used for film-making for a short time in the summer of 1954.
  • used as a museum ship in Turku, FIN.
  • restoration work in Turku in 2018-2020.

Contact:

Website (suomeksi/English/på svenska, 28 Mar 2021):
http://www.forum-marinum.fi/fi/save-our-sigyn/new
Sigyn: information about a project to save the ship with photos and video

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: 116 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Ingrid Schmidt
"Maritime Oldtimer, Museumsschiffe aus 4 Jahrhunderten"
Edition Leipzig 1986
Page: 48 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

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

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 132 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data