Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Kivioq"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Kivioq, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2014 , 08/2014

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2014,

Kivioq, Volker Gries, Haikutterregatta 2017 , 08/2017

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Volker Gries,
Haikutterregatta 2017,

Kivioq, Volker Gries, Haikutter-Regatta 2018 , 08/2018

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Volker Gries,
Haikutter-Regatta 2018,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Åbenrå
Base port:Gråsten
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Type of ship:Expeditionsschiff
Year built:1933
Yard:K. Andersens Skibsværft, Frederikssund, DK
Overall length:19.00 m
Length (hull):15.85 m
Breadth:4.42 m
Draught:2.20 m
Sail area:145 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:180 PS
Engine:Detroit Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 31 Dec 2022

  • 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.
  • in Dec 2022 heavyly damaged by a fire on board.


Website (dansk, 27 Feb 2021):
Kivioq: history and data, photos, contacts