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Sail 2010 in Amsterdam. The Sail Parade on 21st August 2010.
· Date: Thu, 9 September 10 · Views: 194
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Registered: March 2015
Location: The Netherlands
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Sun, 21 July 19 15:50

Former whale chaser, built in 1926 in Oslo (Nylands Verkstad) as POL IV in a series of 10 ships. Her length was then 35 meters. Later names: POOL and GRIBBE II.

In 1948 the ship was converted into a cargo ship by shipping company Aktie bolaget Hilleström from Malmö and was fitted with 2 loading masts. Again she was given a new name: "Kinnekule". In 1957 the ship's hull was extended by 7.5 meters by Jadewerft in Wilhelmshaven. Renamed "Galeon" and later "Viskan". A new engine was built in, an Alpha diesel of 265 HP. This giant engine has been there until the ship has been converted into a sailing ship in the Netherlands.
In 1965 the ship came under the Danish flag and shipping company Vishen from Dansde became the new owner. The ship was renamed "Cito". In 1974 she got a new owner, Hans Olsen Fabricius from Marstal. He gave it the name: "A. Fabricius" and later renamed her "Bent Flindt". He in turn sold the baltic trader to his colleague from Marstal, Age. F. Grübe, who gave her the name "Alf", which means dwarf.

In the spring of 1991 the ship was brought to the Netherlands by a ship dealer and placed in the "junk corner", waiting for the old-iron price to be high enough to then turn it into razor blades through the blast furnaces. That went differently. In 1992 she was bought by Toon Slurink. He had already noticed the ship during one of his vacations in Denmark because of her beautiful lines. "That can be a beautiful sailing ship." Plans were devised and drawings were made. At the end of that year, the Metz shipyard in Urk started renovating the ironwork. In the autumn of 1993 a number of freelancers, skippers and sailors from Hanzestad Compagnie in Kampen started the paneling. A 3-mast rigging was installed. The new name "Stedemaeght" was painted on the nameplate. Since 1994 operated as a sightseeing vessel on the IJsselmeer and Waddenzee for up to 135 guests. Her length is now 55 meters.

Some more info here: http://www.lardex.net/larvikmelsom/s.../1926polIV.htm

"This ship was nought to me, nor I to her, Yet I pursued her with a Lover's look" (William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)
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