KRUZENSHTERN (GDR 1926) RUSSIA 1946

Kruzenshtern
Kruzenshtern, Klaipeda race start 2017

ABOUT THE SHIP
This four-masted barque built in Bremerhaven (Geestemünde) was launched in 1926 as the last of the P-Liners and named Padua. She was commissioned as a cargo ship and used, among other things, to carry construction material to Chile in South America, returning with a cargo of saltpeter around Cape Horn. After the second world war she was acquired by Russia and In 1946 renamed Kruzenshtern, after a famous Russian seafarer, explorer and admiral (1770-1846).

Kruzenshtern
Kruzenshtern, Klaipeda race start 2017
Kruzenshtern
Kruzenshtern, Klaipeda race start 2017

SPECIFICATIONS
Rig: 4 Masted barque
LOA:  114.5m
Beam: 14m
Height: 56m
Depth: 6.27m
Sail Area: 3400sqm

CONTACT THE SHIP

 

Richard Sibley

Photographer with a passion for photographing tall ships and traditional sailing boats

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