The four-masted steel barque Passat

Monday, 23 April 2012 - 01:13 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, Tall ships, Museums, Exhibitions

© Aconcagua

© Aconcagua

Passat is a German four-masted steel barque and one of the Flying P-Liners, the famous sailing ships of the German shipping company F. Laeisz. The name “Passat” means trade wind in German. She is one of the last surviving windjammers.

In 1957, a few weeks after the tragic loss of Pamir in mid-Atlantic and shortly after having been severely hit by a storm, Passat was decommissioned. She had almost experienced the same fate as the Pamir when her loose barley cargo shifted.

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Passat was purchased in 1959 by the Baltic Sea municipality of Lübeck and is now a youth hostel, venue, museum ship, and landmark moored at Travemünde, a borough of Lübeck in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Passat’s true sister ship is the Peking; she has also survived as a museum ship and attraction at the South Street Seaport Museum, harbor of New York in the United States. The Pamir has often been, and is still discussed as Passat’s sister ship because both ships were owned and operated by the same consortium of German shipowners in the 1950s. The last eight four-masted barques ordered by Laeisz have been incorrectly called “The Eight Sisters” because of their similarity, including Pangani, Petschili, Pamir, Passat, Peking, Priwall, Pola (which never sailed under the Laeisz flag) and Padua, now under the Russian flag as the training ship Kruzenshtern. Of these eight ships, Pangani, Petschili, Pamir and Padua had no true sister ships.

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