Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Kong Bele"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Ex-names:||Dryaden, König Bele|
|Type of rigging:||KUTTER|
|Yard:||Lautrups Boatyard, Copenhagen, DK|
|Overall length:||12.70 m|
|Sail area:||148 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Holz / Wood|
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Last update: 01 May 2016
- built in 1879 at Lautrups Boatyard in Copenhagen, DK as a cutter-rigged inspection vessel.
- decommissioned in 1925 and used for regatta sailing by German sailors, replacement of the gaff rig by new modern bermuda sails.
- 1929 taken over by the German Erich Warburg and Wolfgang Rittmeister from Hamburg, GER; renamed the "König Bele"; used as private yacht operating from Kiel, GER to sail to Scandinavian waters.
- in 1938, when the Warburg family left Germany to the USA, the ship was brought to Stockholm; renamed the "Kong Bele", so she survived the WW II.
- in the 1950s return to Germany, general overhaul and renewal of the interior by the owner Max M. Warburg, used to sail to Scandinavia and Scottland.
- 1994/1995 total refit done by the Walsted shipyard at the island Thurø, DK; rigged with a gaff rig again.
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