Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Seestern"

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Seestern, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2015 , 05/2015

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Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2015,

Seestern, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2016 , 05/2016

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Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2016,

Seestern, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2017 , 05/2017

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Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2017,

Seestern, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2018 , 05/2018

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Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2018,

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Technical data of the sailing ship:

Ex-names:Bravo, Hertha
Registered port:Kiel
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Year built:1874
Yard:Janssen & Schmilinski, Hamburg-Steinwerder, GER
Length:14.93 m
Breadth:3.70 m
Draught:1.80 m
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 May 2016

  • 1874 built at the shipyard Janssen & Schmilinski in Hamburg-Steinwerder, GER as steam engine tug for the habour service of Hamburg, first name was "Bravo".
  • since 1898 tug services inthe habour of Lübeck, GER using the name "Hertha".
  • 1935 converted to a fishing vessel under sails (gaff ketch), new homeport became Cuxhaven, GER; renamed the "Seestern".
  • since 1972 motor-driven fishing vessel with auxiliary sailing rig.
  • 1994 purchased by ship builder Rainer Schlimme.
  • since 2006 taken over by the association Kieler Jugendkutterprojekt, moved to Kiel, GER; converted to a gaff-rigged ketch and recovery of the shapes and appearance from 1935, usage for non-profit purposes, traditional maritime activities and working with youth on a sailing ship.


Website (deutsch, 07 Mar 2021):
Seestern: website of the operating association with contact