Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Kivioq"
Photos of the sailing ship:
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Type of rigging:||KETSCH|
|Type of ship:||Expeditionsschiff|
|Yard:||K. Andersens Skibsværft, Frederikssund, DK|
|Overall length:||19.00 m|
|Length (hull):||15.85 m|
|Sail area:||145 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Holz / Wood|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 02 Dec 2014
- built in 1932/33 as ship for the arctic explorer Knud Rasmussen at the shipyard K. Andersen Skibsvaerft in Frederikssund, DK; registration in Copenhagen, DK.
- used in expeditions to Greenland, later for film works and after the death of Rasmussen as ship for measurements for the Geodaetisk Institut.
- several changes of private owners, later got in bad condition and finally sunk in the habour of Nuuk; lifted by the habour captain Knud Erik Möller and repaired to sail her to Arhus, DK.
- 2008 her importance for the national cultural heritage was certified and funded by the Skibsbevaringsvonden she was restored in 2011; taken over by the association Kivioqs Venner for operation.
Contact:Website (dansk, 27 Feb 2021):
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