|Date of launch||1911
|Place of launch||Hamburg
|Type||4-masted steel barque
|Length||98.1 m (321.9 ft)
|Beam||14.4 m (47.2 ft)
|Draft||8.1 m (26.5 ft)
Built of steel by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, for Reederei F. Laeisz, Hamburg. She was rigged as a four-masted barque carrying royals over double topgallant sails. She sailed on the South American nitrate trade.
Sold to Gustaf Erikson, Mariehamn and put on the Australian wheat trade.
Laid up in Mariehamn together with the Viking and the Pommern.
Back in service; made two last voyages on the wheat trade; 1946-47 together with the Viking and 1948-49 with the Pamir.
- 1 June 1951
The Passat and the Pamir were to be broken up in Hamburg, but were bought by a German shipowner from the scrapyard, to be used as cargo-carrying schoolships. They were rebuilt in Kiel and had engines installed.
- 21 September 1957
The Pamir was tragically lost in a hurricane when her cargo of grain had shifted and the Passat was laid up in Travemünde where she can still be seen as a museum ship.
|The Passat |
|The Passat |
|The Passat in Travemünde |
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