Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Fridtjof Nansen"

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Fridtjof Nansen, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 1998 , 08/1998

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 1998,
08/1998

Fridtjof Nansen, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 1998 , 08/1998

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 1998,
08/1998

Fridtjof Nansen, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 1998 , 08/1998

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 1998,
08/1998

Fridtjof Nansen, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 1999 , 08/1999

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 1999,
08/1999

Fridtjof Nansen, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2005 , 08/2005

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2005,
08/2005

Fridtjof Nansen, Volker Gries, Kieler Woche 2006 , 06/2006

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Volker Gries,
Kieler Woche 2006,
06/2006

Fridtjof Nansen, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2008 , 08/2008

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2008,
08/2008

Fridtjof Nansen, Volker Gries, Kieler Woche 2012 , 06/2012

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Volker Gries,
Kieler Woche 2012,
06/2012

Fridtjof Nansen, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2016 , 08/2016

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2016,
08/2016

Fridtjof Nansen, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2016 , 08/2016

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2016,
08/2016

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Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Fridtjof Nansen
Ex-names:Edith, Frederik Fischer, Gertrud II
Registered port:Stralsund
Nation:GER
Type of rigging:3-MAST-TOPPSEGELSCHONER
Year built:1919/1992
Yard:Kalundborg Skibsvaerft, Kalundborg, DK
Overall length:52.00 m
Length (hull):43.33 m
Breadth:6.85 m
Draught:3.20 m
Sail area:850 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:240 PS
Engine:4 Zyl.Callesen Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 30 Oct 2004

  • 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

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Last tracked position of the ship Fridtjof Nansen

Contact:

Website (deutsch, 04 Feb 2000):
http://www.fnansen.de/
Fridtjof Nansen: news and schedules, basic information and photos, projects and sailing reports, contact adresses

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.

Otmar Schäuffelen
"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

Monika Kludas
"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

Anthony Churchill
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 73 Source with picture Source with history Quelle with contact

"Faszination Segelschiffe"
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Otmar Schäuffelen
"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

Peter Rath
"Hanse Sail Rostock - Wo man sich begegnet"
Hanse Sail Verein Rostock e.V. 2005
(http://www.hansesail.com/)
Page: 85 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data