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Morgenster (ship)

Tall ships antwerp 2010 Morgenster.jpg
Morgenster alongside at Antwerp in 2010
Flag of the Netherlands.svgNetherlands
Name: Morgenster
Launched: 1919
Identification:IMO number5241659
Status: In service
General characteristics
Length: 46.03 m (151 ft 0 in)[1]
Beam: 6 m (19 ft 8 in)[2]
Height: 29 m (95 ft 2 in)[2]
Draught: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)[2]
Sail plan: Brig[1]

The Morgenster (Morning Star in Dutch) is a sail training ship based in the Netherlands. She was built, as a herring lugger under the name De Vrouw Maria, in 1919. In 1927, she was lengthened by 7 metres (23 ft) and converted into a motor fishing vessel. She was renamed Morgenster in 1959 and continued to be used as a fishing vessel until 1970. After a period of use for sport fishing and in the pirate radio business, she was acquired by her current owners for conversion back to a sailing vessel in 1983. She made her maiden voyage as a sail training ship in 2008, having been refitted as a brig.[1][2]



  1. ^ a b c "Morgenster". Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Morgenster - IMO 5241659". Retrieved 25 August 2016.

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