Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Morning Star"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Morning Star, Werner Jurkowski, Sail Esbjerg / Cutty Sark 2001 , 08/2001

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Werner Jurkowski,
Sail Esbjerg / Cutty Sark 2001,

Morning Star, Volker Gries, Sail Brest / Cutty Sark 2002 , 07/2002

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Volker Gries,
Sail Brest / Cutty Sark 2002,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Morning Star
Registered port:Chatham
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Year built:1978
Yard:Tim Millward, London, GBR
Overall length:20.73 m
Breadth:4.88 m
Draught:2.44 m
Sail area:204 m2
Ship's hull:Beton / Ferrocement
Power:76 PS
Engine:Perkins Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 28 Dec 2009

  • built by Tim Millward, the founder of the Morning Star Trust, in his sparetime, hull is made of ferro-cement in an old warehouse by Beckton gasworks on the Thames in London and took 3 years to complete, further 3 years passed when the bulkheads, deck, cockpit and engine were installed before the hull was finally moved from the warehouse and launched in September 1978, masts and rigging were fitted in Cowes, Isle of Wight.
  • Significant voyages and achievements over the years include 1981 - First sail training voyages. Entered the Tall Ships Race for the first time. 1982 - Crossed the Bay of Biscay for the first time. 1983 - Sailed to the Baltic Sea for the first time. 1986 - First full time volunteers serving aboard. 1988 - Base moved to Chatham Historic Dockyard. Sailed to Helsinki and Mariehamn, FIN. 1989 - The Morning Star Trust was set up. 1996 - Sailed to St Petersburg, RUS. 2000 - Sailed Trans-Atlantic in the "Tall Ships 2000" event. 2003 - Won 1st prise in the new Small Ships race.
  • Annually she is used as a youth and sail training vessel carrying approximately 420 people safely to sea under sail and travels an average distance of 5000 miles.

Last tracked position of the ship:

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Last tracked position of the ship Morning Star


Website (English, 21 Jan 2007):
Morning Star Sail Training Ship: taking part, facts and figures, life on board, voyages, contacts

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.

Anthony Churchill
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 213, 216 Source with picture
(kurzer beschreibender Text, als "Morning Star of Revelation")

"Faszination Segelschiffe"
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. ├╝berarbeitete Auflage)
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
Page: 123 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
Page: 138 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data