Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Return of Marco Polo"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Return of Marco Polo
Ex-names:Fyrskib XIX, Store Klaus
Registered port:Hull
Type of rigging:3-MAST-SCHONER
Year built:1905-07
Yard:H.V.Buhl's Værft, Frederikshavn, DK
Overall length:43.60 m
Length (hull):36.27 m
Breadth:6.70 m
Draught:3.66 m
Sail area:371 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:450 PS
Engine:Perkins Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 11 Mar 2014

  • built between 1905-1907 at the shipyard H.V. Buhl´s Værft in Frederikshavn, Dänemark; usage as "Fyrskib XIX" at the station "Gårdyb" until 1985.
  • 1985 decommissioned and sold to the shipping company Thomas Brocklebank, renamed the "Store Klaus", tranferred to Copenhagen and usage as a living ship moored at the Islands Brygge.
  • installation of an engine and ship's screw at the Nyborg Skibsværft.
  • 1989-1992 circumnavigation under her new name "Return of Marco Polo".
  • 1994 reconstruction to a 3-masted schooner at the Ring Andersens Værft in Svendborg, DK; registerred in Hull, GBR; until 1998 usage as sailtraining ship in English waters.
  • 2000 return to Denmark, laid down and left at the ground of the Hvide Sande Skibs- og Bådebyggeri, urgent necessary repairs couldn't be made.
  • 2010 scrapped in Hvide Sande.

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: 153 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Anthony Churchill
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 214, 217 Source with picture
(kurzer beschreibender Text)

"Faszination Segelschiffe"
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
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
Page: 142 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data