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Tall Ships IDENTI-Kit Three Masted Tall Ships

Step 2: What colour is the hull?

Blue
White
Black

Click on the thumbnail images for information on each vessel including deck and rig details to confirm the identification of the photo.

You can also check the different types of rig here to sort out ships from schooners and barques from barquentines.

If you have information or images that we are missing contact Dan Conlin, Curator of Marine History, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.


Blue Hull
Concordia
Dewa Ruci (no photo)

White Hull distinct stripe on hull
Pogoria

Mir

Eagle

square rigged - Ship


Dar Mlodziezy

Libertad

square rigged - Barque


Picton Castle


Gloria

Europa

fore & aft rigged
Agogare

Arung Samudera

Black Hull
Amerigo Vespucci

Bel Espoir

Captain Miranda

Eendracht

Lord Nelson

Oosterschelde

Rose

Detailed Listing of
Three Masted Tall Ships

AGOGARE
Japan
Class: B
Rig: Top sail schooner, 3 masts
Length: 171' overall
Tonnage:
Built: 1993
Crew: 51

Distinctive features: White hull, large bridge forward, round blue insignia on upper topsail
Comments: Goodwill ambassador for City of Osaka, Japan
Name Origin: Means "longing for the sea".
Sources: Koza, 15; Agogare website http://www.akogare.or.jp/eng/top.html


AMERIGO VESPUCCI
Italy
Class: A
Rig: ship
Length: 331.6' LOA Mast Height 160'
Built: 1931, Naples Italy
Crew: 150
Tonnage: 4100 displacement , 2686 Thames M.

Distinctive features: Enormous high hull with two white stripes her whole length.
Comments: Largest sailing vessel in Mediterrean. Has look of a 18th century ship of the line. Huge wooden helm, every belaying pin labelled with a brass plate.
Name Origin: Italian cartographer and navigator for whom America is named.
Sources: Beken, 1985; Liberman, 23


ARUNG SAMUDERA
Indonesia
Class: B
Rig: schooner, 3 masts
Length: 129' LOA
Built: 1991
Crew: 19

Distinctive features: arched windows on aft deckhouse, boxy hull, one piece masts
Comments: Built as New Zealand Sail training vessel, commissioned as Indonesia's first training vessel at 1995 Arung Samudera Conference of island nations. Operated by Indonesian Navy.
Name Origin: means Ocean Crossings
Sources: Koza, 28; http://www.stet.it/CuttySark/it/cutty535.html (stats)
 


BEL ESPOIR
France
Class: A
Rig: Schooner 3 masts
Length: 126' LOA, 99 waterline
Built: 1944, Svenborg, Denmark
Crew: 38
Tonnage: 99 Gross

Distinctive features: Very round bow, black hull
Comments: interesting working history on North Sea including time as cattle carrier
Name Origin:
Sources: Beken, 34
 


CAPITIAN MIRANDA
Uruguay
Class: A
Rig: schooner, 3 masts, marconi rig
Length: 205' LOA
Tonnage:
Built: 1930, Spain
Crew:

Distinctive features: Black hull, white stripe, large bridge superstructure amidship, an old hull but very modern rig and superstructure.
Comments: originally a cargo ship, converted to survey vessel for Uruguay's navy, converted to school ship in 1978
Name Origin: Capt. Francisco Miranda, officer, navy secretary, professor of marine geography.
Sources: Koza, 45


CONCORDIA
Canada
Class: A
Rig: barquentine, 3 masts
Length: 188' LOA
Tonnage:495 gross
Built: 1992, Poland
Crew:56

Distinctive features: Blue hull, maple leeves on foremast sails, large deckhouses, sharp rise to bow, modern look, Bahamian flag of convience.
Comments: custom built for teaching, another of Zygmunt Choren's designs, who also design Pogoria. Once speared a yacht which came too close on her bowsprit
Name Origin:
Sources: Class A float brochure


DAR MLODZIEZY
Poland

Photo credit:
MMA, LRT

Class: A
Rig: ship
Length: 357' LOA
Built: 1981 Gdansk Shipyard, Poland
Crew: 194
Tonnage: 2385 gross, 2791 displacement

Distinctive features: Clean white welded hull, two tiers portholes, boxy stern, very similar to Russian Mir.
Comments: Replaced the famous Dar Pomorza as Poland's merchant navy cadet ship when the former was retired as a museum ship. Building funded by public donations.
Name Origin: Means "Gift of Youth"
Sources: Beken, 1985, 68


DEWA RUCI
Indonesia
Class: A
Rig: barquentine, 3 masts
Length: 191' LOA
Tonnage:
Built: 1952, Germany
Crew:

Distinctive features: light blue hull, white uppers
Comments: ordered in 1932, delayed by war, Indonesian training vessel
Name Origin:
Sources: Koza, 63
 

EAGLE
USA

Photo credit:
MMA, LRT

Class: A
Rig: barque, 3 masts
Length: 295' LOA 231' waterline
Mast Height: 147.3'
Tonnage: 1816 displacement
Built: 1936, Hamburg, Germany
Crew: 175

Distinctive features: diagonal red stripe with coast guard crest on white hull
Comments: Built as Nazi training vessel, Horst Wessel, transport in WW II, shot down 3 Russian aircraft, war trophy to US, US Coast Guard training vessel
Name Origin: US national symbol
Sources: Eagle brochure
 


EENDRACHT
Netherlands
Class: A
Rig: schooner, 3 masts
Length: 118 LOA
Tonnage: 226 TM
Built: 1974, Amsterdam
Crew: 38

Distinctive features: blue hull, white uppers, very short bowsprit
Comments: sister to Sir Winston Churchill
Name Origin:
Sources: Beken, 74


EUROPA
Netherlands
Class: A
Rig: barque, three masts
Length: 133 LOA
Tonnage:
Built: 1911, Hamburg as lightship
Crew: 50 passengers

Distinctive features: white hull, short poop & forecastle, large cabin with railing amidships, well defined rubrails, figurehead of goddess Europa
Comments: Was lightship in North Sea, converted to sail charters in 1987
Name Origin: mythical namesake of continent, father of Jupiter's children
Sources: http://www.barkeuropa.com/english/english.htm; Koza, 72


GLORIA
Columbia

Photo credit:
MMA, LRT

Class: A
Rig: barque, 3 masts
Length: 249' LOA
Mast Height: 130'
Built: 1968, Bilbao, Spain
Tonnage: 1300 Gross, 1097 Displacement
Crew: 150

Distinctive features: white hull, green "boot-topping" paint below the waterline, large winged bridge, name in large gold letters on stern
Comments: Columbian Navy sail trainer, lines based on classic German barques of 1920s & 30s such as Eagle.
Name Origin: Gloria Zawadsky de Rebeiz, wife of defence minister who supported construction
Sources: Beken, 106; Liberman, 17; Koza, 82


LIBERTAD
Argentina

Photo credit:
MMA, LRT

Class: A
Rig: full rigged ship, 3 masts
Length: 356' LOA
Mast Height: 165'
Built: 1960, Rio Santiago, Argentina
Tonnage: 3720 displacement, 2587 Thames

Distinctive features: white hull, large bridge between fore & main mast
Comments: among the world's largest tallships, holder of several speed records, has often visited Halifax, has several Hotchkiss guns, like the one in our navy gallery
Name Origin: Means liberty and is reflected in a figurehead depicting liberty.
Sources: Beken, 132; Koza, 113.


LORD NELSON
UK
Clas:s A
Rig: barque, 3 masts
Length:
169.5' LOA
Mast Height: 108.5'
Tonnage: Gross 368, displacement 490
Built: 1986, Vosper Thornycroft, Southampton
Crew: 8 permanent, 20 able, 20 disabled

Distinctive features: black hull, white uppers, very flat deck and wheelchair platform out bowsprit for disabled crew. Modern looking one-piece masts.
Comments: Custom built to allow disabled people to experience sail training. Has many innovative features including a speaking compass and elevators between decks.
Name Origin: Horatio Nelson, famous British Admiral (1758-1805)
Sources: Koza, 116; Lord Nelson web page http://www.jst.org.uk/lord_nel/index.htm


MIR
Russia
Class: A
Rig: full rigged ship
Length: 358'LOA
Built: 1987, Gdansk, Poland
Tonnage: 2824 displacement
Crew: 206

Distinctive features: white hull, broad blue strip along side, boxy stern.
Comments: Near identical sister ship to Dar Mlodiezy. Fast - two time winner of Cutty Sark Races. Trains marine engineers.
Name origin: means "peace"
Sources: Koza, website: www.tallship-friends.de/ships.htm


OOSTERSCHELDE
Netherlands
Class:B
Rig: topsail schooner, three masts
Length: 167'
Built: 1918, Netherlands
Tonnage: 226 Gross
Crew:34

Distinctive features: white hull, wide blue hull at rail, graceful sheer (curve along deck)
Comments: remarkable career, hauling freight across Baltic, to Mediterranean and along African Coast, mast removed and converted to motor coastal freighter in 1950s, purchased for restoration in 1980, completed in 1992, beautiful woodwork interior. Strongly resembles many tern schooners built in Nova Scotia around 1900-1919.
Sources: Oosterschelde website: http://www.oosterschelde.nl/uk/indexuk.htm


PICTON CASTLE
USA
(Canadian Charter)

Photo credit:
MMA, LRT

Class: B
Rig: barque, 3 masts
Length: 179' LOA
Built: 1928 as trawler, Selby, England
Tonnage: 298 Gross, 565 displacement
Crew: 38

Distinctive features: white hull with distinct black rubrails, long quarterdeck, small streamlined wheelhouse, traditional rig.
Comments: served as Royal Navy minesweeper in WW II, converted to barque in 1998, based in Lunenburg, made 'round the world trading/training voyage. Canadian crew for Tallships 2000.
Name Origin: named after Scottish Castle
Sources: Picton castle brochure & website www.picton-castle.com


POGORIA
Poland
Class: A
Rig: barkentine, 3 masts
Length: 154' LOA
Mast Height: 104'
Built: 1980, Gdansk, Poland
Tonnage: 342 displacement
Crew: 51

Distinctive features: white hull, broad blue stripe, x shaped symbol on each foresail, gaff sail on main, marconi on mizzen
Comments: Flagship of Polish yacht Association, first square rig design of Zygmunt Choren who has designed many new tallships such as Concordia.
Name Origin:
Sources: Beken, 162; Sail Toronto Guide 1984, 28


ROSE, HMS
US

Photo credit:
MMA, LRT

Class: A
Rig: ship, 3 masts
Length: 179' LOA
Mast Height: 130'
Built: 1970, Smith and Rhuland, Lunenburg, NS
Tonnage: 500 displacement
Crew:

Distinctive features: high yellow hull, black stripes, white below waterline, large figurehead of lion, white masts with distinct black bands, mizzen short compared to other masts.
Comment: The only Nova Scotian built square rigger participating in Tall Ships 2000, Rose was built in Lunenburg at the same shipyard that built a replica of HMS Bounty ten years earlier. Loosely based on original plans plans, her exterior gives a rough sense of a typical Royal Navy warship commonly based in Halifax in the 18th Century.
Name Origin: HMS Rose, 6th rate, 20 gun warship, built in 1757, fought American smugglers, later scuttled off Savannah in 1779.
Sources: Lyon, Sailing Navy List, 90; At Sea newsletter v.1, n.1; Lieberman, 54; Koza, 145 ; website http://www.tallshiprose.org/


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