Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Olga"

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Olga, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2015 , 06/2015

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2015,

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

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2017,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Ex-names:Ebba HG71, Laurine E552, Irma S E552, Flemming E552, Pedda af Esbjerg, Olga af Odense
Registered port:Århus
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Type of ship:Haikutter (Gaffelketsch)
Year built:1912
Yard:M.R. Mortensen, Frederikshavn, DK
Length:15.70 m
Breadth:4.40 m
Draught:2.00 m
Sail area:150 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:80 PS

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 18 Feb 2022

  • built in 1912 at the Mortensen shipyard in Frederikshavn/DK as a fishing vessel (Hajkutter) with a small engine (10 hp), used in fishery, operated since about 1930 from Hirtshals/DK.
  • later extension of the hull to 16m and used in trawling.
  • 1943 sold to Esbjerg/DK under the name HG71 "Ebba", registration as E552 "Laurine", immediately thereafter sold and registered as E552 "Irma S"
  • 1949 sold and renamed E552 "Flemming", after overhauls used in fishery until 1969.
  • a gas explosion in the engine room led to severe damage and temporary shutdown
  • repairs and conversion for recreational use under the name "Pedda af Esbjerg", 1972 taken over by new owners, renaming to "Olga af Odense".
  • restoration as a Haijkutter in Odense/DK with engine (40hp, 4 cyl. Lister), from 1975 for sailing in leisure time, later formation of a larger community of owners.
  • 1983 general overhaul of the hull, 1984-86 voyage to the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and the Azores.
  • then based in Århus/DK.
  • 1999 change of engine (80 hp, Volvo).