Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Malcolm Miller"

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Malcolm Miller, Volker Gries, Tallships Races Szczecin 2017 , 08/2017

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Tallships Races Szczecin 2017,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Malcolm Miller
Ex-names:Helena C.
Registered port:Aberdeen
Base port:Limassol
Type of rigging:3-MAST-SCHONER
Year built:1967
Yard:John Lewis & Sons LTD., Aberdeen, GB
Overall length:45.70 m
Length (hull):41.20 m
Breadth:8.10 m
Draught:4.80 m
Sail area:472 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:440 PS
Engine:2x Cummins

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 14 Mar 2021

  • launched in 1967 in Aberdeen, Scotland, by John Lewis & Sons, designs by Camper & Nicholsons, one of the original three-masted topsail schooners used in the 1960s by the Sail Training Association
  • with the entry into service of the sister ships "Sir Winston Churchill" in 1966 and the "Malcolm Miller" in 1968, the STA got its own training ships. This was possible through sponsorship from Sir James Miller and others.
  • this ship is almost identical in construction to its sister ship the "Sir Winston Churchill"
  • Girl crews participated in 50% of all sailing trips on the "Malcolm Miller". The sister ships mostly took part together in the major sailing events (e.g. Kiel 1972 and Sail Amsterdam 1985). Mixed youth crews attended the international meeting in Newcastle in 1986, the Baltic Race in 1992 and Sail Bremerhaven 1995 as well as some parts of the Baltic Sail event in 1996.
  • decommissioned and laid up for sale in Weymouth, Dorset at the end of the 1999 season, should be sold to an Australian sail training organization, but this appears to have stalled, replaced by the brig "Stavros S. Niarchos" in the British STA.
  • 2001 sold to a private shipowner and renamed the "Helena C.", later sold to another owner from Cyprus who intended to convert her into a private yacht.
  • in June 2008 damaged by fire while being refurbished.
  • in Jan. 2012 towed to St. Peter Port, Guernsey and further on to Poland to the Conrad Shipyard in Gdansk, general overhaul and rebuilding, reduction of the deck house to a smaller one, completion until November 2014.
  • in summer 2017 participation in The Tallships Races in the Baltic Sea under the name "Malcolm Miller" again.

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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.

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 146 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: 134 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: 121 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: 146 Source with picture

Anthony Churchill
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 108 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