Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Rarotonga"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Rarotonga, Eignerfoto, k.A. / unknown , k.A. / unknown

Source, location, date:
k.A. / unknown,
k.A. / unknown

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Rostock
Type of ship:Schoner-Galeas
Year built:1911
Yard:Freest, Peene. GER
Overall length:18.00 m
Length (hull):12.00 m
Breadth:4.00 m
Draught:1.80 m
Sail area:180 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:106 PS
Engine:Volvo Penta

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 27 Jul 2000

  • probably built in Freest on the river Peene/GER in 1911
  • 1972 conversion from a fishing-cutter to a schooner-galeass, galeasses and merged types were quite usual on the German Baltic coast in the 19th century, she carried the rig of a galeass with a square foresail and a topsail on the main mast
  • "Rarotonga" was destroyed in her home habour because of a heavy storm in the late 1990s, she has to be given up

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.

Peter Rath
"Hanse Sail Rostock - Wo man sich begegnet"
Hanse Sail Verein Rostock e.V. 2005
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