Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Nordwind Y834"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Nordwind Y834, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 1998 , 08/1998

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 1998,

Nordwind Y834, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2000 , 08/2000

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2000,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Nordwind Y834
Registered port:Wilhelmshaven
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Type of ship:Kriegsfischkutter
Year built:1945-1948
Yard:Yacht- und Bootswerft Burmester, Bremen, GER
Overall length:26.25 m
Length (hull):24.00 m
Breadth:6.53 m
Draught:2.94 m
Sail area:166 m2
Ship's hull:Komposit / Composite
Power:400 PS

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 21 Sep 2022

  • keel laid in 1945, completion in 1948, 1951 commissioned as sail training boat of the German frontier guard, registered in Cuxhaven, GER.
  • 1956 given to the new founded Bundesmarine Deutschland (German Navy), transferred ro the marine school in Mürwik, GER.
  • 1969 and 1972 used during the summer only, laid up in the winter, during this time she was temporarily operated by training management from Borkum and the naval base commandership in Kiel, after that assigned to the marine school of Mürwik again, used by civil sailing teams.
  • overhaul in the shipyard and several refurbishment in the beginning of the 2000s.
  • 2006 decommissioned by the German Navy.
  • in November 2008 purchased by the German marine museum Wilhelmshaven supported by friends and sponsors, used by a non-profit crew as traditional sailing ship visiting sailing events at the German North Sea and Baltic Sea coast.
  • 2022-23 general overhaul in Hvide Sande/DK.

Last tracked position of the ship:

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Last tracked position of the ship Nordwind Y834


Website (deutsch, 18 Feb 2014):
Nordwind Y834: website of the owning museum with basic info about the ship and its use, photos