Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Jean de la Lune"

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Jean de la Lune, Daniel Baxter, STA voyage Greenock-Dundee , 07/2002

Source, location, date:
Daniel Baxter,
STA voyage Greenock-Dundee,
07/2002

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Jean de la Lune
Registered port:Leith
Nation:GBR
Type of rigging:BRIGANTINE
Year built:1957
Yard:Chantiers Navales de Cornouille, Lorient, FRA
Overall length:32.00 m
Length (hull):24.00 m
Breadth:6.40 m
Draught:3.30 m
Sail area:400 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:300 PS
Engine:Scania DSI Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 31 Mar 2021

  • the only Scotish square sailing ship.
  • built in 1957 as a French motor fishing vessel in Lorient, based in Douarnenez, FRA; probably designed after the coastal sailing vessels at the turn of the century (1900).
  • several reconstructions from a fishering-boat with engine to a motor-yacht and last to a veteran sailing ship.
  • first of all she was a staysail schooner, since 1993 she is a brigantine.
  • used for fishing in the Atlantic and the region around the Azores, later times used for diving voyages.
  • used as a training ship under sail, since 1988 by JDL Marine Ltd.
  • voyages along the western shore of Scotland in the region of the Hebrides.
  • took part in several sailing events, e.g. Rouen and Weymouth 1994, Cutty Sark 1995, Brest 1996.
  • general overhaul in spring of 1997-98, replacement of the deckhouse
  • after retirement of the owner she is situated in Leith, unused and for sale since some years.
  • 2012 purchased by Joanna Whittacker, used in the charter business at the Canary Islands.
  • July 2017 shut down by the Spanish authorities after a water ingress north of Tenerife.
  • used as a restaurant ship.
  • sunk in the port at the Marina San Miguel at Tenerife in the spring of 2019, lifted and put on land without masts, should then be used as a diving wreck.

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.

Ollivier Puget, Jean-Noël Darde
"Partir sur les Grand Voiliers - Le guide pour embarquer"
Guides Balland 2000 ISBN: 2-7158-1277-9
Page: 92 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 142 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Anthony Churchill
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 90 Source with picture Source with history Quelle with contact

Thaddeus Koza
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
(http://www.tallshipsinternational.com/)
Page: 94 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 160 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data