Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Gårdar"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Ex-names:||Sweetheart, Hordatral, Störtebeker|
|Type of rigging:||BARKENTINE|
|Yard:||J.A.Stewart & Co., Barking, Essex, UK|
|Overall length:||39.00 m|
|Sail area:||506 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Stahl / Steel|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 22 Jan 2012
- built by J.A.Stewart & Co., Barking, Essex, UK as a herring-logger without engine for the sailing region around Iceland.
- 1885-1905 owned by the fishing company Hewett & Co Ltd, London, UK under the name "Sweetheart", registered as LO385.
- 1905 sold to C.T.Pannell from London, 1907 again sold to A.W.Long from Glasgow, 1908 sold to H.Hansen, Isafjördur, Iceland.
- 1911 sold to Tønnes Wathne from Stavangar, Norway and renamed the "Gårdar".
- 1922 return to Iceland under the new owner J. Wathne, Seydisfjördur, Tønnes Wathne bought her back in 1926.
- 1928 Torstein Nygaard from Stavangar bought "Gårdar", 1929 Andr. Halsen from Bekkjarvik, Bergen became the co-owner.
- since 1948 K.Halstensen A/S, owned by Andreas Halstensen, Bekkjarvik, operated the ship, replacement of the steam engine by a diesel motor, 1950 lenghtened by approx. 5m, 1966 lengthened by approx. 3m, 1970 fitted with the Deutz engine.
- 1973 Krisstoffer Aase from Bekkjarvik, Bergen became the co-owner, renamed the "Hordatral".
- the former name "Hordatral" comes from the Norwegian terms "Hordaland" (a district in the south-west of Norway) and "Traler" (a fishing-boat).
- laid up because of unremunerativity in about 1980.
- since about 1985 owned by the German Matthias Zeug, conversion to a barkentine, sailing region became the Baltic Sea.
- in May 2002 sold to German/Dutch owners, renamed the "Störtebeker".
- since 2009/10 used as restaurant in the Flensburg city habour.
- sold in October 2011 to family Halstensen of Bekkjarvik, NOR, renamed "Gårdar" again, planned usage as museum ship to promote the tourism in the region.
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.
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 102 Source with history Source with technical data
"Hanse Sail Rostock - Wo man sich begegnet"
Hanse Sail Verein Rostock e.V. 2005
Page: 177 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
Arne Koslowski (Hrsg.)
"traditions - Geschichten aus dem Meer erzählt von Skippern traditioneller Schiffe"
KardesH-Verlag 2005 ISBN: 3-938314-01-X
Page: 28, 100 Source with picture Source with technical data
(Erzählung von Kees van den Bos und Alexandra Schmidt - van den Bos)