Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Gesine von Papenburg"

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Gesine von Papenburg, Gerald Töppel, Hanse Sail 1991 , 08/1991

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Gerald Töppel,
Hanse Sail 1991,
08/1991

Gesine von Papenburg, Volker Gries, Lütte Sail Bremerhaven 2008 , 08/2008

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Volker Gries,
Lütte Sail Bremerhaven 2008,
08/2008

Gesine von Papenburg, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2015 , 05/2015

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Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2015,
05/2015

Gesine von Papenburg, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2015 , 05/2015

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Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2015,
05/2015

Gesine von Papenburg, Volker Gries, Sail Bremerhaven 2015 , 08/2015

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Volker Gries,
Sail Bremerhaven 2015,
08/2015

Gesine von Papenburg, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2017 , 05/2017

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Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2017,
05/2017

Gesine von Papenburg, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2017 , 05/2017

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Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2017,
05/2017

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Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Gesine von Papenburg
Registered port:Papenburg
Nation:GER
Type of rigging:SCHMACK
Type of ship:Friesische Schmack
Year built:1985
Yard:Meyer-Werft, Papenburg, GER
Overall length:28.95 m
Breadth:5.40 m
Draught:1.60 m
Sail area:293 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:146 PS
Engine:6 Zyl. MAN

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 Oct 1998

  • this smack is designed for inland waterways and mudlands with a main and a mizzen mast - ca. 2nd half of the 18th century
  • peat trading was the base industry for the inhabitants of Papenburg, the people of Papenburg used this type of vessel to switch from pure peat trading on the channels to cargo shipping at sea
  • due to the tides, the ships were built with a flat bottom to prevent the boat from capsizing at low tide, because of the absence of the keel, lee-boards were fitted to improve course stability
  • the "Gesine von Papenburg" was built by trainees at the "Jos. L. Meyer" shipyard in Papenburg, the drawings base on a model from the shipping museum of Groningen/NL, operator and owner of this seaworthy ship is the Papenburger Heimatverein e.V.
  • the ship was a guest at the 1993 Hanse Sail in Rostock and takes part in a large number of sailing events

Last tracked position of the ship:

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Last tracked position of the ship Gesine von Papenburg

Literature for further reading:

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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

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: 70 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

"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: 95 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data