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Mircea (ship)

Mircea at SAIL Amsterdam 2005.jpg
Mircea
History
Romania
Name: Mircea
Builder:
Launched: 1938
Acquired: 17 May 1938
Refit: 1966 & 2002
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics [1]
Type: Barque
Length: 269.4 ft (82.1 m)
Beam: 39.4 ft (12.0 m)
Height: 137.8 ft (42.0 m)
Depth: 17 ft (5.2 m)
Propulsion: 809 kW (diesel)
Sail plan: 3 masts, 23 sails
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Crew: 210

Mircea is a three masted barque, built in 1938 in Hamburg by the Blohm & Voss shipyard as a training vessel for the Romanian Navy. Her design is based on the successful plans of the Gorch Fock; the last of a series of four sister ships. The ship is named after the Wallachian Prince Mircea the Elder. After World War II she was temporarily taken over by the USSR, but later returned to Romania. In 1966, she was overhauled by Blohm & Voss.

History

Sister ships

Gallery

Mircea at Toulon, Tall Ships’ Races, 2007
Mircea at Brest, 2008
Mircea at Heraklion, 2016

References

  1. ^ "Großsegler: Mircea, Schwesterschiff der "Gorch Fock"" (in German). Europäisches Segel-informations. Retrieved 23 August 2008.

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