Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Nortun AE87"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Nortun AE87
Ex-names:Brandenburg AE87, De Noord VL54, Willemina KW1, Fænø, Turø, Nortun
Registered port:Kopervik
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Type of ship:Logger
Year built:1905
Yard:Nordseewerke, Emden, GER
Overall length:37.00 m
Length (hull):26.00 m
Breadth:6.55 m
Draught:2.75 m
Sail area:540 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:260 PS
Engine:GM V8 71

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 02 May 2006

  • built in 1905 at the Nordseewerke shipyard, Emden, GER, first name was "Brandenburg AE87" registered in Aurich/Emden.
  • 1914 confiscated by England, 1919 sold in an auction to Holland, renamed the "De Noord VL54", registered in Vlaardingen, NL.
  • 1923 renamed in "Willemina KW1", registered in Katwijk, NL.
  • 1934 sold to Denmark, renamed the "Fænø" and registered in Middelfart, DK.
  • fitted with an engine which was exchanged again by a stronger one in 1943.
  • after 1945 moved to Svendborg, DK, under the name "Turø", transport of cargos at the Baltic Sea between Germany, Denmark and Sweden, installation of a stronger engine.
  • 1954 change of the owner, renamed the "Nortun", registered in Kopervik, NOR.
  • 2003 change of the owner and renamed in "Nortun AE87", restauration, partly in Emden, GER.


Website (norsk, 11 Mar 2006):
Logger Nortun AE87: technical specification, history, photos of her restore, contact address