Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Blue Sirius"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Blue Sirius, Werner Jurkowski, Warnemünde , 08/1993

Source, location, date:
Werner Jurkowski,
Warnemünde,
08/1993

Blue Sirius, Volker Gries, Hafenfestival Lübeck 2001 , 09/2001

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Hafenfestival Lübeck 2001,
09/2001

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Blue Sirius
Registered port:Tallinn
Nation:EST
Type of rigging:SCHONER
Year built:1907
Yard:B. Alvdal, Brekke, NOR
Overall length:29.00 m
Breadth:5.00 m
Draught:2.90 m
Sail area:260 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Engine:Mercedes Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 31 Jan 2014

  • "Blue Sirius" was built by Bjørn Alvdal in Brekke, NOR as a cargo sailing ship and mainly transported salt between England and Norway.
  • she was later used for fishing in the North Sea.
  • at the beginning of the 1970s she went to Bergen, NOR, where she was converted into a charter vessel.
  • 1975 brought to Lübeck, GER by Hans Arnold, mainly used as a private vessel.
  • in 1983 the ship's hull was coated with polyester because her hull was making water.
  • 1998 new set of sails.
  • in August 2005 brought to Tallinn, EST, given to the SA Tuletorn Fond.
  • since 2012, used and maintained by the non-profit foundation Blue Sirius Association working with Estonian and foreign youth.
  • on August 9, 2013 she sunk after hitting the ground close to the Estonian island Aegna, crew was rescued, 11 days later the boat was salvaged as well and brought to Port Noblessner for being repaired.

Last tracked position of the ship:

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Last tracked position of the ship Blue Sirius

Contact:

Website (est/English, 12 Jul 2013):
http://www.blue-sirius.com/new
Blue Sirius: basic information and some photos

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: 77 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

"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

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 88 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: 54 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data