Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Asgard II"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Type of rigging:||BRIGANTINE|
|Yard:||Jack Tyrell & Sons, Arklow|
|Overall length:||31.70 m|
|Length (hull):||25.50 m|
|Sail area:||370 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Holz / Wood|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 02 Sep 2009
- in 1968 the comittee "Coiste an Asgard" was founded by the Irish government to organize sailtraining for the youth of Ireland, first they used the Colin Archer ketch "Asgard" between 1969-74, the ship was given to the Jail Historical Museum in Kilmainham in 1979.
- in March 1981 the brigantine "Asgard II" was commissioned as a training ship for the Republic of Ireland.
- owner is the Dept. of Defense of Ireland, operator is the comittee "Coiste an Asgard".
- offers short cruises for adults during the spring and autumn but is otherwise used only by young people on voyages lasting about 1 to 2 weeks, visited the American East coast in 1985 and was carried on a freighter to Australia to participate the Race from Hobart to Sydney in 1988.
- has participated very successfully in many regattas, taking second place in the AII class at the 1986 Newcastle-Bremerhaven regatta, second place in the CII class at the 1996 Baltic Sail in the Rostock - St. Petersburg race and winning the race from Turku to Copenhagen, awarded the Cutty Sark Trophy for the ship's crew who have contributed the most towards international friendship and understandig.
- can offer accomodation for 21 persons - the young people perform 3 watches, each with an experienced duty officer.
- the figurehead of the 16th Century warrior queen Graninne Mhaol provides a reminder of English-Irish history.
- name "Asgard" is an old Norse word meaning "Home of the Gods".
- on Sept. 11, 2008 although in good weather conditions the ship sunk southwest of Belle-Île-en-Mer at the French coast, all crew member remained unviolated and were saved by the French coast guard, reasons for the sinking are not clear, in February 2009 was decided that the ship cannot be raised from the seabed because of too much costs.
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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.
Ollivier Puget, Jean-Noël Darde
"Partir sur les Grand Voiliers - Le guide pour embarquer"
Guides Balland 2000 ISBN: 2-7158-1277-9
Page: 56 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 174 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: 34 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 38 Source with picture Source with history Quelle with contact
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
Page: 29 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 186 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Hanse Sail Rostock - Wo man sich begegnet"
Hanse Sail Verein Rostock e.V. 2005
Page: 37 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data