Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Pamir"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Hamburg
Type of rigging:4-MAST-BARK
Year built:1905
Yard:Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, GER
Overall length:114.50 m
Length (hull):105.00 m
Breadth:14.14 m
Draught:7.26 m
Sail area:3800 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:900 PS
Engine:Krupp Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 30 Dec 1999

  • built 1904/05 at the "Blohm und Voss" shipyard for the German Laeisz shipping company
  • used to transport salpetre from South America (Chile) to Germany
  • in the beginning of WW I she was in Santa Cruz de la Palma (Canarian Islands), given as reparation to Italia after the war in 1920
  • 1924 the Laeisz company bought the ship back, used to transport salpetre from South America again
  • 1931 sold to the finnish shipping company Erikson, new homeport was Mariehamn, several grain races to and from Australia
  • 1941 confiscated by New Zealand, she sailed several times to North America with different shipments (grain, wool, coal)
  • 1949 laid up together with the "Passat", given back to Erikson
  • voyages carrying grain under Finnish flag, after that used as grain depot in Pernarth, transmitted to Antwerpen in order to dismantle the ship
  • 1950 bought back to Germany organized by an initiative leaded by Mr. Schliewen and Mr. Grubbe (together with the Passat), intention was to use the ships as sailing cargo ships combined with the training of seamen
  • general restoration 1950/51 in Kiel, equippment with a diesel engine
  • several voyages between Hamburg and Rio de Janero, out of service because the lack of money from 1952 - 1954
  • 1954 a group of 40 shipping companies bought the ship in oder to use her as training vessel for young seamen, until 1957 5 voyages to South America as sailing cargo and training vessel
  • lost on 09/21/57 about 600 sm West-Southwest of the Azoren islands in the Atlantic caused by a hurrican (Carrie), only 6 lives from the 86 person crew were saved


Website (fran├žais/English/deutsch, 11 Mar 2023):
Pamir Memorial Page: her history, technical specification, historical photos, additional infos i.e. about Laeisz or Erikson and their fleet

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
"Windjammer der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1999 ISBN: 3-89225-396-X
(franz. Originalausgabe: "Les Plus Beaux Voiliers Du Monde", 1997)
Page: 42 Source with picture