Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Shamrock"

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Shamrock, Matti Utstrand, Skeppsholmen , 05/2003

Source, location, date:
Matti Utstrand,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Ex-names:Ewald, IJM217
Registered port:Skeppsholmen
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Type of ship:Gaffelketsch, Galeasse
Year built:1915
Yard:Vlaardingen, NL
Overall length:42.00 m
Length (hull):28.35 m
Breadth:6.59 m
Draught:2.90 m
Sail area:450 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:230 PS
Engine:Scania DSI 11

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 20 Dec 2002

  • built under the name "Ewald" in Vlaardingen, NED in 1915.
  • used as a fishing vessel in the North Sea until 1929.
  • 1929 sold to Hällevik in Blekinge, SWE and rebuilt to a cargo vessel at the shipyard Sölvesborgs Varv.
  • 1969 sold to Birkagården Stockholm and converted to sailing schoolship, renamed the "Shamrock".
  • 1980 transferred to Skeppsholmsgården, each summer she sails 2 fourweeks long sailtraining voyages, to Norrland and Skåne in Sweden.

Literature for further reading:

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Anders Djerf
"Kulturarv under Segel, Levande segelfartygstradition i Sverige"
Sveriges Segelfartygsförening 2007 ISBN: 91-973000-6-3
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