Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Ruden"

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Ruden, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2003 , 08/2003

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2003,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Sassnitz
Type of rigging:SCHONER
Year built:1940
Yard:Yachtwerft Nadlo, Berlin, GER
Length (hull):13.65 m
Breadth:3.23 m
Draught:1.87 m
Sail area:150 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:75 PS

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 22 Dec 2003

  • launched 1940 in Berlin Spandau (part of Berlin) at the shipyard Yachtwerft Nadlo.
  • used by the German Army probably as a leisure boat or yacht, (Heeresversuchsanstalt Peenemünde, in Peenemünde at the Baltic Sea the Germans developed weapons with rocket propulsion).
  • 1945 confiscated by the Russian Army.
  • since about 1950 used as a pilot boat in Rostock Warnemünde and later between the mainland and island Ruden, a tiny island with a lightfire on the East German Baltic Sea coast.
  • since 1985 used for private purposes, rigged as a schooner then, (no information what rigg she had or if she was rigged before).

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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