Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Mircea"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Type of rigging:||BARK|
|Yard:||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, GER|
|Overall length:||82.10 m|
|Length (hull):||73.70 m|
|Sail area:||1750 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Stahl / Steel|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 18 Nov 2005
- built at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg as a Romanian sailtraining ship using the plans of the "Gorch Fock" (1933), delivered in January, 1939.
- her registered port became Constanza (Black Sea), maiden voyage. in the Mediterranean, used to train naval cadet officers and merchant cadets.
- short coastal trips with naval cadets during the WW II, she came under Russian flag but was given back then.
- further trips in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean between 1946-65.
- 1965-66 general overhaul in Hamburg to save her class.
- used to train cadet officers and merchant cadets then no longer exclusively in the Black Sea and Mediterranean, visited other parts of Europe, Africa and North America.
- participation in the Tall Ships Race in London and Amsterdam in 1975 as well as the US Bicentennial Tall Ships Race across the Atlantic in 1976.
- laid up during the end of the 1990s due to economic reasons.
- after a general overhaul she visited American-Canadian ports on the Atlantic coast in 2004, participated the Tall Ship Challenge 2004 calling the ports of Charleston, Baltimore, Providence, New London, Halifax, Arichat, Sydney.
- participated the Tall Ships Races 2005 visiting Amsterdam and Bremerhaven festivals.
- she is named for a Romanian prince Mircea Staria (1383-1418) who liberated his state from Turkish power and so established Romanian sea trading for a while.
Last tracked position of the ship:
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Contact:Website (Româna, 07 Jan 2011):
Mircea: website of the Facultatea de Marina Militara, summary of information, a photo
Literature for further reading:
We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 274 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
Beken of Cowes, Eric C. Abranson
"Segelschiffe der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1995 ISBN: 3-89225-314-5
(engl. Originalausgabe: "Sailing Ships of the World", 1992, Thomas Reed Publications Ltd.)
Page: 140 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Unter Segeln, die grossen Windjammer auf den Weltmeeren"
Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1994 ISBN: 3-7822-0605-3
(ital. Originalausgabe: "La nave a vela")
Page: 53, 150 Source with picture Source with history
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 201 Source with picture
(kurzer beschreibender Text)
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
Page: 122 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 305 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2007 ISBN: 978-0-9799878-0-9
Page: 212 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact