Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Berta"

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Berta, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail 1996 / Cutty Sark 1996 , 08/2000

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail 1996 / Cutty Sark 1996,
08/2000

Berta, Werner Jurkowski, Hanse Sail Rostock 2006 , 08/2006

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Werner Jurkowski,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2006,
08/2006

Berta, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2009 , 08/2009

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2009,
08/2009

Berta, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2009 , 08/2009

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2009,
08/2009

Berta, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2010 , 08/2010

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2010,
08/2010

Berta, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2013 , 08/2013

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2013,
08/2013

Berta, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2013 , 08/2013

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2013,
08/2013

Berta, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2015 , 08/2015

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2015,
08/2015

Berta, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2015 , 08/2015

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2015,
08/2015

Berta, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2015 , 08/2015

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2015,
08/2015

Berta, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2016 , 08/2016

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2016,
08/2016

Berta, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2016 , 08/2016

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2016,
08/2016

Berta, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2016 , 08/2016

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2016,
08/2016

Berta, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2019 , 05/2019

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Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2019,
05/2019

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Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Berta
Registered port:Greifswald
Nation:GER
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Type of ship:Besanewer
Year built:1910
Yard:J. Junge, Wewelsfleth, GER
Length (hull):18.00 m
Breadth:4.60 m
Draught:1.10 m
Sail area:170 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 Sep 2000

  • built by order of the grain and building material store Raesch in Lassan, up to 1945 she sailed as a freighter between Stettin and Lassan.
  • after 1945 she was often used on the coast of Pommerania on the bay and shallow bay on the Baltic, up to 1952 without an engine, one of the last active freighter under sail from Germany.
  • 1953 sold to Wolgast, fitted with an auxiliary engine, the rig was partly removed.
  • 1957 removal of the rest of her rig, laid up in 1963, pulled on the beach near Ludwigsburg in 1968.
  • 1985 transported to Halle/GER and later to Leipzig to generally restore the ship.
  • 1993 transported back from Leipzig to the river Elbe, 1995 recommissioned under engine power.
  • 1999 finished the restoration of the original rig.
  • took part in the 2000 Hanse-Konvoi (Lübeck, Wismar, Rostock, Stralsund, Greifswald) and took part in the Hanse Sail Rostock very often.
  • since 2004 she is homeported in Greifswald, GER using the museum habour.

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.

"Piekfall"
Mitteilungsblatt der Freunde des Gaffelriggs
(http://www.freunde-des-gaffelriggs.de/)
Page: 6-9 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
Peter Schüßler
"Berta von Dessau segelt wieder"
Edition: 70

Peter Rath
"Hanse Sail Rostock - Wo man sich begegnet"
Hanse Sail Verein Rostock e.V. 2005
(http://www.hansesail.com/)
Page: 49 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

"Piekfall"
Mitteilungsblatt der Freunde des Gaffelriggs
(http://www.freunde-des-gaffelriggs.de/)
Page: 26-29 Source with picture Source with history
"Dessaus dicke Berta (II)"
Edition: 53

Peter Schüßler (Hrsg.)
"Der Ewer Berta von Lassan - Die Geschichte des letzten deutschen Frachtseglers"
2012
(Dessau-Roßlau, 2. Erweiterte Auflage)
Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data