Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Klaus Störtebecker III"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Name:||Klaus Störtebecker III|
|Ex-names:||Bille III, Das Wappen von Bremen|
|Type of rigging:||KETSCH|
|Type of ship:||Gaffelketsch, Yacht|
|Yard:||Schierhorn Werft, Cranz/Elbe, GER|
|Overall length:||15.60 m|
|Length (hull):||12.50 m|
|Sail area:||120 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Holz / Wood|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 01 Oct 1998
- built in Cranz, Elbe in 1921 as yacht called "Bille III", Her hull lines and rigging reflect traditional methods of ship construction used at the turn of the century.
- sailed from 1934 to 1967 as the "Das Wappen von Bremen" for the Bremen sailing club and won many international races
- purchased by the "Klaus Strtebecker" (Wilhelmshaven) sailing club in 1981, the ship has been fully restored, newly-rigged and sails under the club's name now.
- with its interesting stern (two lions with the key of Bremen and the Wilhelmshaven coat of arms), the "Klaus Strtebecker 3" is still sailing as a real oldtimer. Passengers on board can experience the atmosphere of a traditional, rustic, seaworthy wooden ship.
- participated successfully in many Cutty Sark Tall Ships Races e.g. 1996
- 1998 participation in the Wilhelmshaven- Falmouth-Lisbon-Vigo-Dublin ISTA regatta
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.
"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: 80 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 98 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
"Hanse Sail Rostock - Wo man sich begegnet"
Hanse Sail Verein Rostock e.V. 2005
Page: 117 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data