Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Astarte HF 244"

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Astarte HF 244, Thomas Albert, Sail Bremerhaven 2005 , 08/2005

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Thomas Albert,
Sail Bremerhaven 2005,
08/2005

Astarte HF 244, Volker Gries, Kieler Woche 2006 , 06/2006

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Volker Gries,
Kieler Woche 2006,
06/2006

Astarte HF 244, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2013 , 08/2013

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2013,
08/2013

Astarte HF 244, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2013 , 08/2013

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2013,
08/2013

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Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Astarte HF 244
Registered port:Bremerhaven
Nation:GER
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Type of ship:Finkenwerder Kutter
Year built:1903
Yard:August Albers, Finkenwerder, GER
Overall length:24.00 m
Breadth:6.05 m
Draught:2.10 m
Sail area:234 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:150 PS
Engine:DAF

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 30 Apr 2002

  • built at the August Albers shipyard in Finkenwerder/Hamburg in 1903
  • after the shipyard went bankrupt during building, the client, the fisherman J. Nikolaus Klper, himself arranged for completion of the cutter, sign was "HF 244", later "SS 94"
  • a 12 H.P. engine was fitted in 1912, shorten of masts plus a supporting sail to alleviate rolling motions
  • Klper's son fished the North Sea until 1952 and then sold the vessel to a Wilhelmshaven owner
  • used as a fishing research boat of the Senckenberg-Institut in Wilhelmshaven
  • bought by the "Schiffergilde Bremerhaven e.V." association in 1978 as the last ship of her kind, the aim of this organization is to restore and preserve historical sailing ships
  • based on old plans from the Hamburg Altona Museum, the ship was restored to her original state in 1979
  • used in cooperation with STA Germany for youth work
  • 1998 replacement of some planks of the hull, 2000 new deck and new mast

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: 75 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: 55 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Gert Uwe Detlefsen, Stefan Lipsky, Heinz Trost
"Veteranen- und Museumsschiffe"
Verlag Gert Uwe Detlefsen 1997 ISBN: 3-928473-34-4
(3. umfassend erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 24 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

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

Heinz Linde, Willi Luther, Willy Mohr
"Seefischerei - Die Männer und Kutter von Finkenwerder"
Urbes Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-924896-37-2
Page: 106 Source with picture Source with technical data
(Kurzinformation im Register)

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 85 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: 40 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Wilhelm Christian Karl Stammer
"HF - Die Finkenwärder Fischereiflotte"
Books on Demand, Hamburg 2002 ISBN: 3-8311-2927-4
(2. Überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 80,133