Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Khersones"

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Khersones, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 1997 , 08/1997

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 1997,
08/1997

Khersones, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 1997 , 08/1997

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 1997,
08/1997

Khersones, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 1999 , 08/1999

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 1999,
08/1999

Khersones, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2000 , 08/2000

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2000,
08/2000

Khersones, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2002 , 08/2002

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2002,
08/2002

Khersones, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2003 , 08/2003

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2003,
08/2003

Khersones, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2003 , 08/2003

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Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2003,
08/2003

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Khersones
Registered port:Kertsch
Nation:UKR
Type of rigging:VOLLSCHIFF
Year built:1988
Yard:Stocznia Gdanska, Gdansk, PL
Overall length:109.40 m
Length (hull):94.20 m
Breadth:14.00 m
Draught:6.70 m
Sail area:2771 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:1140 PS
Engine:2 x 570 PS Cegielski Sulzer

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 09 Jan 2011

  • a modern windjammer characterized by her easy of use, belongs to a series of six ships of the same type built in Gdansk in the 1980s, sister ships are the "Druzhba" (1987), "Mir" (1987), "Pallada" (1988) and "Nadezhda" (1989), some smaller ist the first ship of this series, the "Dar Mlodziezy" (1981)
  • keel laid on 12/24/87, commissioned on 03/20/89.
  • since 1991 she flies the Ukrainian flag and is used to train young people. on up to date equipment in modern rooms, to meet the costs of voyages paying trainees can sail aboard the ship.
  • owner is the Kerch Marine Technological Institut.
  • a sailing schoolship since 1991 with cadet officers and crew members on board, possibility of having guests (trainees) on board is now once again available.
  • has been sailing around South America under the command of captain Sukhina in 1996/97, this has brought her to beautiful destinations such as the Canaries, the Caribbean, the Panama Channel, Cape Horn and Tenerife, the "Khersones" sailed around Cape Horn under sailpower only (26 January 1997 at wind force 7 to 8 and high visibility) and so achieved a permanent place in sailing history. She was awarded an "Albatross" trophy by Admiral Benavente (Chile) to commemorate the occasion.
  • participated the Sail Bremerhaven, was the Rostock Hanse Sail flag-ship for many years.
  • 2006 prohibition to leave the port by the Ukrainian Ministry of Agriculture, since then she is chained in Kerch, resulting in extensive demands for cost compensation by investors, especially German friends support the ship now to bring her under sails again.
  • the ship's name comes from a more than 2000 years old Greek settlement on the area of the nowadays Sevastopol.

Contact:

Website (deutsch, 09 Jan 2011):
http://www.khersones-x.de/
Khersones: website if friends and sponsors to bring the ship under sail again

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: 102 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 314 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: 104 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: 133 Source with picture

Anthony Churchill
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 94 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

Thaddeus Koza
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
(http://www.tallshipsinternational.com/)
Page: 106 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 352 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: 118,290 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data