Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Nell Britt"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Nell Britt
Ex-names:Tryggö av Salem
Registered port:Bremen
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Type of ship:Gaffelketsch
Year built:1929
Yard:Holms Varf, Råå, SWE
Overall length:30.00 m
Length (hull):22.53 m
Breadth:6.14 m
Draught:2.30 m
Sail area:250 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:225 PS
Engine:Volvo Penta TAMD 70 E

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 21 Jul 2013

  • built 1929 at the shipyard Holms Varv in Råå, SWE as a cargo ship, registered in Råå for Gustav Daniel Davidson.
  • 1946 sold to Mörbylånga, SWE to Karl Alexander Segerdal, later to R.A. Ideström.
  • 1950 change of the homeport to Degerhamn, the property of Gustav H. Andersson.
  • 1964 she was converted to a passenger ship for sailing on fishing tours out of Malmö, owned by Nils Arild Sjernström.
  • 1972 she sank, was raised and docked at the Holms Varv in Råå.
  • 1973 converted to a floating mission ship, renamed the "Tryggö av Salem", owner was Bjarne Limander.
  • 1983 sold to the association Unga Örnar, moved to Västervik, renamed the "Nell Britt", rebuilt to a sailtraining ship.
  • later purchased by Siegfried Hoffmann, she came under German flag and moved the homeport to Bremen/Bremerhaven, where she underwent a general overhaul.
  • got a new machine in 1995.
  • sold after the owner died in 2007.
  • see 2010 without masts on the river Elbe in Riesa respectively Dresden, GER.

Literature for further reading:

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"Faszination Segelschiffe"
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with technical data
(als "Nellbritt")