Sea History 003 - July 1975

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Norman Brouwer

Norman Brouwer

Square-rigged Sailing Craft In Existence LIST NO. 4- BRIGANTINES, BARKENTINES AND TOPSAIL SCHOONERS ABEL TASMAN, ex-BONAIRE-Hulk, former barkentine, iron : Built at Rotterdam in 1876 as a steam gunboat for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Now an accommodation hulk at the Nautical Training College in Delfzijl. ALMA DOEPEL--Motorship, former three-masted topsail schooner, wood, 105 ft., 117 tons: Built on the Bellinger River in New South Wales in 1903 as a cargo vessel. Now used to carry limestone on a short run on the south coast of Tasmania. ALMIRANTE SALDANHA-Motorship, former four-masted topsail schooner, 262 ft., 3325 tons disp.: Built at Barrow, England in 1933 as a schoolship for the Brazilian Navy. Converted to a research vessel in 1962. ALPHA-Barkentine, wood, 144 ft., 322 tons : Built in Finland for the Soviet Union in 1948. Either used as a training ship or research vessel. ALVIN CLARK-Topsail schooner, wood, 105 ft., 218 tons : Built at Trenton, Michigan in 1846. Sank in Green Bay during 1864. Raised in 1969 and now a museum at Menominee, Michigan.


AMPHION-Brigantine: Swecfish or Finnish yacht: apparently converted from. some type of small motor vessel. AMPHITRITE, ex-HINEMOA, ex-JOYF ARER, exDOLORES-Barkentine, 161 tons : Built in England in 1887 as a three-masted schooner yacht. Currently operating under the French flag . ANNA MARIA-Brigantine, 32 ft.: A miniature square-rigger yacht owned in California. BARBA NEGRA-'Barkentine: Converted from a small schooner or ketch built in Norway in 1896. Canadian owned, and currently cruising in the West Indies. BEAVER, ex-VICTORIA, ex-GULLI, ex-AEROEBrig. wood, 96 ft., 76 tons: Built at Marstal, Denmark as a schooner in 1908. Purchased in 1971 to represent a ship involved in the Boston Tea Party, and now on display in Boston Harbor. BEL ESPOIR, ex-PRINCE LOUIS II, ex-PEDER MOST, ex-NETTE s. Three-masted topsail schooner, wood, 119.8 ft., 189 tons: Built by J. Ring Andersen at Svendborg, Denmark as a three-

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