3 Masted

Broken Up – Tall Ship EARL OF PEMBROKE – 2nd December 2022

The 1945 Swedish built wooden 3 masted barque ship EARL OF PEMBROKE was towed/pushed to Kampen, Netherlands to be broken up on Friday 2nd December 2022 at Hoeben RDM Schepen.  She was built in Pukavik, Sweden as ORION and used to haul timber in the Baltic Sea until 1974 when she was laid up in Thisted, Denmark She was moved to …

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Tall Ships – 3 masted frigate replica ETOILE DU ROY at Malta for filming NAPOLEON by Ridley Scott – April/May 2022

The 1997 launched 46 metres long 3 masted sixth rate frigate built in Marmaris, Turkey, the ETOILE DU ROY entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Saturday 9th April berthing at DWQ 4, part of Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT). Her purpose of call was to be part of Ridley Scott historical Film Shooting called NAPOLEON of which …

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Ship Repair – 1957 built sailing yacht SAINT KILDA at Malta

One of the vessels that entered Grand Harbour, Malta under different names was the 1957 built 51.33 metre 3 masted steel schooner SAINT KILDA. She was built in 1957 by Abeking & Rasmussen at Lemwerder, Germany as the trawler BIELEFELD trading until 1971 where she was renamed STARFISH E 213 under Danish flag in 1984. …

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Preserved Ships – JEANIE JOHNSTON Replica in Ireland.

JEANIE JOHNSTON is the replica of a three masted barque that was originally built in Quebec, Canada, in 1847 by the Scottish-born shipbuilder John Munn and she’s berthed at the Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland. The original tall ship  was bought by Tralee, Co. Kerry-based merchants John Donovan & Sons, as a cargo vessel and traded successfully between Tralee and North America for …

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Naval News – FGS GORCH FOCK A 60 refit repair problems

The GORCH FOCK is a tall ship of the German Navy (Deutsche Marine). She is the second ship of that name and a sister ship of the Gorch Fock built in 1933. Both ships are named in honour of the German writer Johann Kinau who wrote under the pseudonym “Gorch Fock” and died in the battle of Jutland/Skagerrak in 1916. She is sometimes referred to (unofficially) as …

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Naval Visits – MIRCEA – 24 to 24.07.2019

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 …

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