Friday, August 7, 2009

Big Sailship in Reykjavik - the Kruzensthern

A big boat is in Reykjavik these day .
It is a Russian Sailboat ,one of the ,or maybe the biggest sailboat in the world.
The boat is quite immpressive .
It is of russian origin and its length is 108,6 meters. The ship was built in 1926.
The ship is called the Kruzensthern ,that was built in 1926 in Bremerhaven-Wesermünde, Germany.
She was given to the USSR in 1946 as war reparation .

On the video ,you can see a fishing boat backing ,and nearly hitting the Kruzensthern .

# Length: 114.4 m (376 ft)
# Width: 14.02 m (46.0 ft)
# Height: 51.3 m (168.3 ft)
# Depth (draft): 6.8 m (22.1 ft)
# Sail surface: 3,400 m² (36,600 sq ft)
# Crew: 257
# Tonnage: 4,700 tons
# Engines: 2 x 1,000 hp (diesel)
# max. speed: 17.3 kt (32.0 km/h)





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