The Preussen

1 September 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Tall ships, Hamburg, Yacht of the Month

Deutsches Museum in München - Fünfmast-Vollschiff Preußen Modell © Mattes

Deutsches Museum in München – Fünfmast-Vollschiff Preußen Modell © Mattes

Preußen (usually Preussen in English) was a German steel-hulled five-masted ship-rigged windjammer built in 1902 for the F. Laeisz shipping company and named after the German state and kingdom of Prussia. It was the world’s only ship of this class with five masts carrying six square sails on each mast. Until the 2000 launch of the Royal Clipper, a sail cruise liner, she was the only five-masted full-rigged ship ever built. Her homeport was Hamburg.   read more…

The four-masted steel barque Pommern

21 November 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: 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.   read more…

The steel-hulled four-masted barque Beijing

18 May 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Tall ships, Museums, Exhibitions

Southern Manhattan with Peking in front and Wavertree in the background, seen from Staten Island ferry © Someone35

Southern Manhattan with Peking in front and Wavertree in the background, seen from Staten Island ferry © Someone35

The Peking is a steel-hulled four-masted barque – the sister ship to the Passat and Padua (today Kruzenshtern). A so-called Flying P-Liner of the German company F. Laeisz, it was one of the last generation of windjammers used in the nitrate trade and wheat trade around the often treacherous Cape Horn.   read more…

The four-masted steel barque Passat

23 April 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: 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.   read more…

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