Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Uns Hedwig"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Uns Hedwig
Ex-names:MS Weißenfels, KAR45, Apollon
Registered port:Peenemünde
Base port:Zinnowitz
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Year built:1950
Yard:Boddenwerft, Ribnitz Damgarten, GER
Overall length:22.80 m
Length (hull):17.80 m
Breadth:5.60 m
Draught:2.60 m
Sail area:170 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:200 PS
Engine:6 Zyl. SKL Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 27 Mar 2021

  • built in 1950 at the Boddenwerft, Ribnitz-Dammgarten, GDR as fishing cutter made from oak, used in the fishery of the GDR in the Eastern Baltic Sea, base port was Karlshagen on the island Usedom until 1990, registered as KAR 45 under the name "MS Weißenfels".
  • 1986 fitted with a new engine.
  • 1991 general overhaul at the shipyard Horn in Wolgast, GER; decomissioned from the fishery then.
  • 1992 taken over by private owners, rebuilt and converted into a traditional sailing ship, rigged 1995 at the Danish shipyard Ebbe Andersen, Marstal/Ærø, as gaff ketch.
  • equipped with all necessary modern safety instruments "Apollon" sailed on private trips and for angling in the Baltic Sea, home and base port was Rostock, GER.
  • since 2013 used under new name "Uns Hedwig" based in Zinnowitz on the island Usedom.

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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