Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Schulschiff Deutschland"

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Schulschiff Deutschland, Volker Gries, Sail Bremerhaven 2000 , 09/2000

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Sail Bremerhaven 2000,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Schulschiff Deutschland
Registered port:Bremen Vegesack
Type of rigging:VOLLSCHIFF
Year built:1927
Yard:J.C. Tecklenborg, Bremerhaven/Geestemünde
Overall length:88.30 m
Length (hull):73.50 m
Breadth:11.96 m
Draught:5.00 m
Sail area:1900 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 24 Mar 2001

  • built as a training ship without freight by order of the German Training-ship Association in Bremerhaven in 1927
  • oversea voyages to South America in 1927-28, summer trips in the Baltic Sea until 1939 and voyages to South America and South Africa in the winter the "Deutschland" and "Gorch Fock" training ships met each other on 4 May 1935 in Kattegat and the ship played the role of a British frigate in the UFA-movie "Caoutchouc" in June 1935
  • naval training during World War II in Elsfleth, Stettin, Lbeck, Kiel and trips in the Baltic Sea. Used at the end of the war as a hospital ship in Lübeck and until 1948 as a houseboat by the German mine hunting association she was then returned to the German Training-ship Association
  • used as a youth hostel in Bremen in 1948 and a school has been on board since 1952
  • moored in 1956 and then used by the navigation school in Bremen; she arrived at her current berth on 14 June 1996 on the occasion of a naval review now used as a maritime meeting point


Website (deutsch, 10 Mar 2006):
Schulschiff Deutschland: history of the fully-rigged ship and the other ships operated by the Deutscher Schulschiff-Verein, a lot of pictures, how, when and where she is open for visitors

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: 101 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

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 115 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data