Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Liv"

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Liv, Volker Gries, Tall Ships Race 2013, Szczecin, POL , 08/2013

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Volker Gries,
Tall Ships Race 2013, Szczecin, POL,

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Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Oslo
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Type of ship:Colin Archer
Year built:1893
Yard:Thor Jensen Båtbyggeri, Porsgrunn, NOR
Length:16.93 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

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Last update: 26 Feb 2015

  • built in 1893 by Thor Jensen in Porsgrunn, NOR; on order of the Norwegian Rescue Society founded in 1891; based on drawings by Colin Archer, modified by Chr. L. Stephansen.
  • in service as a rescue vessel in Northern Norway between 1894 and 1932.
  • 1932 sold to H.W. Hansen at Ibestad, NOR and used for the supervision of the fishery.
  • since 1945 used as a ferry boat between between Jakobsnes and Kirkenes, NOR certified for 60 passengers.
  • 1963 saved from being scapped and given back to the Norwegian Rescue Society (Norsk Selskab til Skibbrudnes Redning - NSSR), tugged to Kristiansund, NOR.
  • 1964-1997 owned by Unni and Arne Smith, fully restored in 1979 by boat builders Hansen and Arntzen in Stathelle, NOR; rigged according to Colin Archer’s rig drawings from December 1892.
  • participation in the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Races 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1997 winning the sailing competion in her class several times.
  • 1991-1993 circumnavigation using the route of the Vikings to Iceland and Greenland on the first leg.
  • 1995 sailing trips up the Norwegian coast to Kirkenes and further North to Bjørnøya and Svalbard.
  • taken over by Inger and Terje Smith in Autumn 1997, continued to be a family boat, participation in The Tall Ships Races organised by the Sail Training International again.