Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Mohawk II"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Type of rigging:||KETSCH|
|Type of ship:||Bermudaketsch|
|Yard:||Stowe & Son, Shoreham, England, GBR|
|Overall length:||29.26 m|
|Length (hull):||24.70 m|
|Sail area:||300 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Holz / Wood|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 23 Dec 2009
- built in 1904 at the shipyard Stowe & Son in Shoreham, southern England, originally rigged as a gaff yawl, first name was "Sylvia", originally used as leisure yacht for a rich Englishman.
- built without an engine, but in about 1912 a 25 hp gasoline engine was installed.
- exchange of the lead keel by iron during World War II
- bought by Sjøkorpset Olso (Seascouts), NOR in 1952, conversion of the rigg to a Bermuda ketch, shortening of the masts, continiously considerably restored, used for sail training for young people since.
- break of the main mast during a sail trip to Skagen, DK in 1965, replacement by a shorter new mast made of laminated wood, after break of the mizzen mast in 1977 this was replaced too.
- replacement of the entire deck and the stern in 1986.
- sank after a collision with a fishing boat off Vlissingen, NL; raised and laid up for repair; transported to Fredrikstad, NOR; rebuilding in the Maritime Center Fredrikstad AS.
- 2004 foundation of the association Mohawks venner (Mohawks Friends) to assist Sjøkorpset in practical and ecomomic matters connected to restoring "Mohawk II".
Contact:Website (norsk/English, 13 Jan 2007):
Mohawk II: website of the association Mohawks Venner (Mohawk's Friends) with information about the ship, the aim of this association is to gain money and assist the restoring of the ship.
Website (norsk, 23 Dec 2009):
Mohawk II: Weblog with many pictures about the rebuilding of the ship