Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Gorch Fock (2)"

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Gorch Fock (2), Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 1999 , 08/1999

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Gorch Fock (2), Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 1999 , 08/1999

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Hanse Sail Rostock 1999,
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Gorch Fock (2), Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 1999 , 08/1999

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Hanse Sail Rostock 1999,
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Gorch Fock (2), Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2006 , 08/2006

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Gorch Fock (2), Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2006 , 08/2006

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Gorch Fock (2), Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2006 , 08/2006

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Hanse Sail Rostock 2006,
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Gorch Fock (2), Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2008 , 08/2008

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Gorch Fock (2), Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2008 , 08/2008

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2008,
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Gorch Fock (2), Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2008 , 08/2008

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Hanse Sail Rostock 2008,
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Gorch Fock (2), Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2008 , 08/2008

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2008,
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Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Gorch Fock (2)
Registered port:Kiel
Nation:GER
Type of rigging:BARK
Year built:1958
Yard:Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, GER
Overall length:89.32 m
Length (hull):81.25 m
Breadth:12.00 m
Draught:5.25 m
Sail area:2037 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:1660 PS
Engine:Deutz MWM Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 14 Oct 2001

  • built at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg as a training ship in 1958, launched on August 23 and commissioned on December 17, 1958.
  • she was designed on the basis of the same drafts as for the "Eagle" ex-"Horst Wessel" (1936), the "Sagres II" ex-"Albert Leo Schlageter" (1937) and the smaller ships "Mircea" (1938) and "Tovarishch" ex-"Gorch Fock" (1933).
  • in reaction to the sinking of the "Pamir" in 1957 she was equipped with additional safety equipment, such as watertight bulkheads and superstructures, and the capability of recovering from a 90 degree knockdown.
  • the bark sails training voyages around the world, in over 40 years of service, 11,000 cadets have been trained on board and the vessel has covered over 370,000 of its total 580,000 sm under full sail; the crew and the 200 cadet officers see themselves as marine ambassadors for peaceful coexistence and international understanding; she has visited approx. 300 ports in over 40 countries on 5 continents.
  • usually she sails 2-3 voyages a year in the North Sea and Atlantic, often spents the winter laid up in Kiel/GER.
  • 1985 general overhaul in Kiel lasting half a year.
  • 1987-88 her 80th to 83rd training tours comprised circumnavigating the globe in 336 days, participated the Australian Bicentennial celebrations in Sydney.
  • 1996-97 she undertook her longest training voyage to date lasting 343 days, she called 18 ports in 16 countries in the Mediterranean, Suez Canal, Red Sea, South China Sea, Mauritius, Cape Town, Brazil, West Indies and Azores.
  • regular participant in international sail training races, often winning first place and consistently in the top league, has taken part in all five transatlantic Tall Ships Races held to date, in 1964, 1976, 1980, 1992 and 2000, flag-ship of the Sail Bremerhaven 2000.
  • 2001 she underwent a 9 month major refit, new interior suitable for men and women as crew, new rudder facilities and a bow thruster, improvement of fire protection, conditioning facilities for waste-water, exchange of the electrical equipment.
  • in 2002 "Gorch Fock II" sails her 129. training voyage with 120 cadets of the Bundesmarine (GER) and Royal Navy (GBR) to Norway, Island, the Faroe Isles and to Scottland and her 130. voyage to Portugal, Spain and North Africa.
  • named for the marine writer Johann Kinau who used the name "Gorch Fock" as a pseudonym.

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Contact:

Website (deutsch, 20 Mar 2001):
http://www.esys.org/gofo/index.html
Gorch Fock II: the website of the ship, includes voyage reports and portraits of the sisters

Website (deutsch, 05 Aug 2006):
http://www.gorchfock.de/
Gorch Fock (2): private website with many photos and detailed information about the ship and her voyages

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.

Thomas Fenske
"Die schönsten Traditionssegler in Deutschland"
Verlag Rolf Kelling-Eischeid, Kiel 1987 ISBN: 3-924381-12-7
(1. Auflage)
Page: 92 Source with picture Source with history
(kurzer beschreibender Text)

"Aus dem Logbuch der Gorch Fock (Yacht Video)"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1993 ISBN: 3-7688-7085-5
Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Gerhard Richter
"Das grosse Buch der Gorch Fock"
Edition Maritim ISBN: 3-922117-06-6
Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Hans von Stackelberg
"Im Kielwasser der 'Gorch Fock', Ein Kommandant erinnert sich."
Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft mbH ISBN: 3-7822-0635-5
Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 84 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: 106 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Ollivier Puget
"Windjammer der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1999 ISBN: 3-89225-396-X
(franz. Originalausgabe: "Les Plus Beaux Voiliers Du Monde", 1997)
Page: 94, 182 Source with picture Source with history

Giancarlo Schiavoni
"Unter Segeln, die grossen Windjammer auf den Weltmeeren"
Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1994 ISBN: 3-7822-0605-3
(ital. Originalausgabe: "La nave a vela")
Page: 45, 120 Source with picture Source with history

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: 71 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Anthony Churchill
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 194 Source with picture
(kurzer beschreibender Text)

"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

Thaddeus Koza
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
(http://www.tallshipsinternational.com/)
Page: 83 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 95 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: 92,93,266 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
(17th Edition)
Page: 163 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact