Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Dunbrody"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:New Ross
Type of rigging:BARK
Year built:2000
Yard:New Ross Boatyard
Overall length:53.70 m
Breadth:8.20 m
Draught:4.30 m
Sail area:960 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:220 PS
Engine:2 Zyl. Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 25 Jan 2022

  • replica of the "Dunbrody", a tree masted barque, originally built in Quebec/Canada for the Graves Family of New Ross in 1845, the original "Dunbrody" carried many emigrants to the New World from 1845 to 1870.
  • the new Dunbrody will house an educational exhibition re-enacting the life on board the ship as she carried passengers from New Ross to the US and Canada in the middle of the last century, exhibition is the result of extensive research carried out over severeal years by the Kennedy Trust, using source data which includes material from Dunbrody's ship's box, and original manuscripts including passenger lists.
  • launched in February 2001, will be opened to visitors from May 2001 at the quayside in New Ross.
  • participation in the Tall Ships Race Waterford 2005.
  • maiden international voyage to the port of Milford Haven in Wales in June 2006.


Website (English, 25 Jan 2022):
Dunbrody & the Spirit od Ireland: building of the replica of the Dunbrody, photos, historical facts, contact address, the maiden voyage, interactive tour of the ship, the local maritime museum, merchandise and how to find the ship

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 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
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