The three-masted barque Alexander von Humboldt

12 October 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Tall ships

All sails set © Winfried Huber

All sails set © Winfried Huber

Alexander von Humboldt is a German ship originally built in 1906 by the German shipyard AG Weser at Bremen as Reserve Sonderburg. She was operated throughout the North and Baltic Seas until being retired in 1986. Subsequently she was converted into a three masted barque by the German shipyard Motorwerke Bremerhaven and was re-launched in 1988 as Alexander von Humboldt.   read more…

The Rickmer Rickmers

1 July 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Tall ships, Hamburg, Museums, Exhibitions, Yacht of the Month

Figurehead of Rickmer Rickmers © Tvabutzku1234

Figurehead of Rickmer Rickmers © Tvabutzku1234

Rickmer Rickmers is a sailing ship (three masted bark) permanently moored as a museum ship in Hamburg, near the Cap San Diego. Rickmer Clasen Rickmers, (1807–1886) was a Bremerhaven shipbuilder and Willi Rickmer Rickmers, (1873–1965) led a Soviet-German expedition to the Pamirs in 1928.   read more…

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