Ship profile for the sailing ship: "R. Tucker Thompson"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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R. Tucker Thompson, Thad Koza (http://www.tallshipsinternational.net/), San Diego , 09/2002

Source, location, date:
Thad Koza (http://www.tallshipsinternational.net/),
San Diego,
09/2002

R. Tucker Thompson, Werner Jurkowski, Bay of Islands , 12/2002

Source, location, date:
Werner Jurkowski,
Bay of Islands,
12/2002

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:R. Tucker Thompson
Registered port:Opua
Nation:NEW ZEALAND
Type of rigging:TOPPSEGELSCHONER
Year built:1985
Yard:R. Tucker Thompson and Harris, Mangawhai
Overall length:25.90 m
Length (hull):18.30 m
Breadth:4.60 m
Draught:2.40 m
Sail area:280 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:180 PS
Engine:Ford Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 16 Jan 2011

  • a topsail schooner with good manoeuvrability und sailing qualities, embodies the best features of a traditional 18th century design married to the materials of today.
  • built in the early 1980s by Todd Tucker and the Harris family, launched in 1985.
  • day trips in the Bay of Islands (with occasional film shoots).
  • charter trip to the Australian "First Fleet Re-enactment". The ship went via Easter Island and Panama to London and then sailed with the fleet to Sydney, Australia in May 1987. After a stay of 4 months in Australian waters she returned to New Zealand.
  • it then made another charter trip to Polynesia and now offers charter trips in home waters.
  • in April 2002 she departs to participate in Tall Ships Korea 2002 (May to June) and from there to the USA West Coast Tall Ships Challenge from August to mid September.
  • operated by a non-profit charitable trust she offers day sails, youth sail training, leadership development trips.

Contact:

Website (English, 05 Jan 2000):
http://www.tucker.co.nz/
Tallship R. Tucker Thompson: ship's profile with photos, day trips, offer for weddings, training trips, contacts

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: 142 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 211 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: 166 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

"Faszination Segelschiffe"
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
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: 228 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
(17th Edition)
Page: 249 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact