The four-masted steel barque Pommern

Friday, 21 November 2014 - 04:21 am (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: Tall ships, Museums, Exhibitions, Yacht of the Month

Museum ship Pommern © Mark A. Wilson

Museum ship Pommern © Mark A. Wilson

The Pommern, formerly the Mneme (1903–1908), is a windjammer. She is a four-masted barque that was built in 1903 in Glasgow at the J. Reid & Co shipyard.

The Pommern (German for Pomerania) is one of the Flying P-Liners, the famous sailing ships of the German shipping company F. Laeisz. Later she was acquired by Gustaf Erikson of Mariehamn in the Finnish Åland archipelago, who used her to carry grain from the Spencer Gulf area in Australia to harbours in England or Ireland until the start of World War II. After World War Two, she was donated to the town of Mariehamn as a museum ship.

Museum ship Pommern docked at Mariehamn © Jürgen Howaldt Pommern ship, 1903 © State Library of Victoria - Malcolm Brodie shipping collection Pommern ship, 1903 © State Library of Victoria - Malcolm Brodie shipping collection Museum ship Pommern docked at Mariehamn © uwezi Museum ship Pommern docked at Mariehamn © flickr.com - Leo-setä Museum ship Pommern © Mark A. Wilson
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Pommern ship, 1903 © State Library of Victoria - Malcolm Brodie shipping collection
She is now a museum ship belonging to the Åland Maritime Museum and is anchored in western Mariehamn, Åland. A magnificent collection of photographs taken by Ordinary Seaman Peter Karney in 1933 showing dramatic pictures of life on a sailing ship rounding Cape Horn can be found in the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich.

The Pommern has a reputation of a “lucky ship”. She survived both world wars unscathed, has never lost a single crew member on her journeys and she has won the Great Grain Races twice, 1930 and 1937. She is one of the most popular landmarks of Åland and annually visited by thousands of visitors.

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