The Romanian Navy Sail Training Ship MIRCEA paid us a diplomatic visit again at Valletta from Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th July, 2019. She is a three masted barque built in 1938 by the Blohm & Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany.
She’s one of 6 with her sister ships are the GORCH FOCK 1 built in 1933 ex TOVARISHCH (1951 to 2003) ; USCGC EAGLE WIX 327 built in 1936 ex HORST WESSER; NRP SAGRES built in 1937 ex ALBERT LEO SCHLAGETER; HERBERT NORKUS begun in 1939 and unfinished and GORCH FOCK II built in 1958.
She’s 82.1 m long with 12 m as beam , 3 masts with 23 sails and cruising speed of 10 knots with Complement as 210 persons.
This is not the first time that she called at Valletta, other visits were back in 2004 and 2008 as pictured below.
Above images are back to 2004.
And the above are back to 2008.
Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com