Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Fridtjof Nansen"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Ex-names:||Edith, Frederik Fischer, Gertrud II|
|Type of rigging:||3-MAST-TOPPSEGELSCHONER|
|Yard:||Kalundborg Skibsvaerft, Kalundborg, DK|
|Overall length:||52.00 m|
|Length (hull):||43.33 m|
|Sail area:||850 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Stahl / Steel|
|Engine:||4 Zyl.Callesen Diesel|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 21 Aug 2022
- originally built at a Danish shipyard in Kalundborg as a gaff-rigged schooner in 1919 under the name "Edith", this ship sailed the North and Baltic Seas as a motorized sailing vessel transporting fresh produce for the company Frøede A/S.
- she changed owners and names on various occasions, 1922 "Frederik Fischer" for ship owner P.F. Cleeman from Aabenraa/DK, 1927-34 for owner Capt. M.P.F. Leistikow as "Gertrud II" based in Arnis/GER, since 1934 under Capt. H.F.P. Morgenroth and since 1938 under Capt. H.C. Jungclaus, her area of operation were the coasts of Mecklenburg, Pommerania, East Prussia, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
- in WW II she has been in Greifswald and on the end of war she was used to transport refugees.
- 1952 lenghtened at the shipyard of Johann Oelkers.
- 1981 bought by Capt. H. Temme, who used her as a coastal trader first but intended to convert her to a sailing vessel for the youth, 1986 laid up in Arnis and used as a store.
- in 1991 she was towed to Wolgast and converted into a three- masted topsail schooner through a scheme for the unemployed, equipped with all necessary safety equipment, though the superstructure has been kept deliberately simple.
- 1992 renamed the "Fridtjof Nansen".
- the ship is used mainly for leisure-time activities for young people and sails in the STAG fleet; since 1992 the vessel has taken part in sailing ship gatherings in Bremerhaven, Kiel, Rostock, Hamburg and Wolgast.
- 1993-94 she undertook an 8-month world voyage with 22 school students, sailing through the Panama Canal to the Galapagos Islands, Cuba and the Bermudas, and across the Atlantic to Wilhelmshaven, her motto: "Learning to live on sailing ships".
- 1997 fitted with a figurehead, a hunting Inuit.
- 2004/05 used in a film project as the "Bremen", where 40 people adapt the conditions on board of a 19th century emigrant ship from Germany to America, the ship was prepared in a shipyard, all luxuary equippment, like heating, electricity and fluent water was removed, begin of the journey in Bremerhaven in October 2004
- sold to Seas Your Future from Great Britain and moved to Bristol for an overhaul in a shipyard in March, 2022.
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Contact:Website (English, 21 Aug 2022):
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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: 82 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Mitsegeln auf Sail-Training-Schiffen - Ein praktisches Handbuch der S.T.A.G. mit Schiffsportraits"
Nordwestdeutsche Verlagsgesellschaft Bremerhaven ISBN: 3-927 857-61-0
Page: 67 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 73 Source with picture Source with history Quelle with contact
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 93 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Hanse Sail Rostock - Wo man sich begegnet"
Hanse Sail Verein Rostock e.V. 2005
Page: 85 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data