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World’s 2nd largest sailing ship to Netherlands

February 27, 2014 by robert in Days of Yore, Featured with 0 Comments

AMSTERDAM – The Russian navy training ship Krusenstern _ the world’s 2nd largest sailing ship _ will take part in the Tall Ships Races Harlingen 2014, event organizers have announced.

The 4-masted steel-hulled bark was built in 1926 at Geestemünde in Bremerhaven, Germany, as the Padua.

After the Second World war it was surrendered to the Soviet Union as war reparation and renamed after the 19th century Baltic German explorer in Russian service, Adam Johann Krusenstern (1770–1846). The 115m Krusenstern has a draft of 7m and carries 3,631 sq. m of sail.

Tall Ships Races Harlingen 2014 takes play July 3-6, 2014.



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