Herzogin Cecilie

Date of launch1902
Place of launchBremerhaven
Type4-masted steel barque
Length102.7 m (336.9 ft)
Beam14.1 m (46.3 ft)
Draft7.4 m (24.2 ft)

  • 1902
    Built of steel by Rickmers AG, Bremerhaven as a schoolship for Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. She was rigged as a four-masted barque carrying royals over double topgallant sails.

  • 1918
    Taken over by the Chilean Navy.

  • 1920
    Returned to Bremen.

  • 1921
    Handed over to the French government as war compensation, and the same year sold to Gustaf Erikson, Mariehamn, and soon became known as his fastest sailer. Her first Åland master was the legendary Captain Ruben de Cloux. She sailed on the Australian wheat trade.

  • 1936
    Stranded at Bolt Head, Salcombe, South Devon.

The Herzogin Cecilie
The Herzogin Cecilie under sail
The Herzogin Cecilie off Falmouth
The Herzogin Cecilie wrecked at Bolt head

  • Sten Lille, Lars Grönstrand: Suomen valtameripurjehtijat, ISBN 951-9064-31-1, published by Etelä-Suomen Kustannus Oy 1979
  • Alex A. Hurst: Hur all världens råtacklade fyr- och femmastade skepp slutade sin levnad, Longitude - tidskrift från de sju haven 23 pp. 76 - 93, ISSN 0024-6328, published by Carlstedt Förlag AB, Stockholm 1987
  • Alex A. Hurst: En lista på all världens 4- och 5-mastade råtacklade skepp, Longitude - tidskrift från de sju haven 22 pp. 7 - 31, ISSN 0024-6328, published by Carlstedt Förlag AB, Stockholm 1986

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