Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Sørlandet"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Type of rigging:||VOLLSCHIFF|
|Yard:||Høivolds Mek. Verksted A/S, Kristiansand, NOR|
|Overall length:||65.00 m|
|Length (hull):||56.80 m|
|Sail area:||1166 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Stahl / Steel|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 14 Jul 2013
- built as a training ship for the Kristiansand navigation school, the building costs were provided by the shipowner A.O.T. Skjelbred on the condition that the ship become an authentic square-rigger without an auxiliary engine, (the ship was re-equipped with an engine in 1958).
- operated by the "Sørlandets Seilende Skoleskibs Institution", an association to educate and train seamen for Norway.
- 1933 she visited the World Exhibition in Chikago/USA, sailing through the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes, she sailed sailtraining voyages until the war.
- in WWII used by the Norwegian Navy, in Horten she was confiscated by the Germans, used in Kirkenes as a millitary prision, she sank due to a bomb splinter, salvaged by the Germans, repaired and used as a depot for submarines in Kristianssand, removal of her rigging, a new deckhouse was built.
- after the war she was immediately restored and used again as a training ship for the Sørlandets Seilende Skoleskibs.
- sailed sucessfully in many Tall Ships Races in the 1960s.
- 1974 temporary decommissioned from active services, bought by the Norwegian shipowner Staubo, registered in Arendal, laid up for 3 years, deteriorated considerably in these years.
- sold to a son of A.O.T. Skjelbred in 1977, she was given to the town Kristiansand then, has been thoroughly overhauled with funds from the city of Kristiansand and a lot of volunteers.
- has been available to all people interested in sailing since 1980-81, also charter trips possible during the Norway holidays starting from Kristianssand, owned and operated by the non-profit foundation "Stiftelsen Fullriggeren Sørlandet", partly funded by the Norwegian Department of Culture.
- 1981 she crossed the Atlantic four times, in addition engaged in a film shoot in New York and performed several cruises between Bermuda and Boston, 2-week North Sea cruises in the following years.
- 1986 crossing of the Atlantic to take part in the celebrations on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty in New York.
- in summers of 1986-88 3-week sailtraining courses with cadets of the Royal Norwegian Navy, until 1997 she worked closely in co-operation with the Royal Norwegian Navy, Norwegian Shipowners Association and the local public Employment Office doing six-week courses in sailing and general seamanship.
- spent the winter of 1995/96 in the Caribbean.
- partricipated the Sail Bremerhaven 2000.
- 2010-11 chartered by the West Island College International - Class Afloat, voyage Kristiansand calling St.Malo into the Mediterranean, to North and Western Africa, Cap Verde, Trinidad in the Carribean, Columbia, cuba, Haiti, Hamilton (Bermuda), La Coruna in Portugal, Belgium, Sweden, Lübeck in Germany and back to Kristiansand.
- participation in the Tall Ships CHALLENGE Great Lakes 2013, visits in many ports of the United States and Canada.
- named the "Sørlandet" for a region of Norway.
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Contact:Website (norsk/English, 14 May 2022):
The fully-rigged ship Sørlandet: history, sailtraining info, friends of the ship, contact
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: 154 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 256 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
Beken of Cowes, Eric C. Abranson
"Segelschiffe der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1995 ISBN: 3-89225-314-5
(engl. Originalausgabe: "Sailing Ships of the World", 1992, Thomas Reed Publications Ltd.)
Page: 15, 184 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Windjammer der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1999 ISBN: 3-89225-396-X
(franz. Originalausgabe: "Les Plus Beaux Voiliers Du Monde", 1997)
Page: 158 Source with picture Source with history
"Unter Segeln, die grossen Windjammer auf den Weltmeeren"
Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1994 ISBN: 3-7822-0605-3
(ital. Originalausgabe: "La nave a vela")
Page: 173 Source with picture
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 137 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
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
Page: 157 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 286 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Hanse Sail Rostock - Wo man sich begegnet"
Hanse Sail Verein Rostock e.V. 2005
Page: 172,173 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2007 ISBN: 978-0-9799878-0-9
Page: 262 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact