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Kommodore Johnsen, Cork , River Lee

Kommodore Johnsen, Cork , River Lee

Here is the German sailing ship Kommodore Johnsen she was sailing on the wheat trade, pictured here in August 1939 loading/unloading in Cork docks, Ireland.
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This is today's Sedov, the worlds largest sail carrying school ship. Built in Kiel in 1921 as Magdalena Vinnen. In 1936 she was rebuilt to carry cadets and began service as a sail training ship. This she continued to do until 45, but after the war she was handed to the Soviet Union as war reparations. And since 46 she has carried the name Sedov. And under that name, information abounds on the internet.
Attractive perspective, lots of details to be seen. Stein.
 

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Hi Frank,
she is the Sedov now, ex Magdalene Vinnen, built 1921 by Germaniawerft, Kiel (372), GT 3.572, 3.393 sqm sails, 109,0 x 14,66m, 4cyl Krupp engine, 500 bhp, 33 crew, 60 cadets. For Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen from 1936 to 1945. Went to the UK and 1946 to USSR.
Rgds Manfred
 

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Fun with the simultaneous postings above, both reading 13;04 and containing just about the same information. I suppose Manfred, with all those technical data, was just a fraction of a second too slow!

She recently played the role of the Pamir in a television production much discussed in the Pamir thread in the Forum. And can be seen in Pamir colours here:http://pamir.chez-alice.fr/Voiliers/Classe_A/Pamir/Filmwg.htm
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I was priveleged to do the Columbus regatta on her in '92 and sailed into New York past the statue of liberty standing upright on the foremast truck waving a small Irish tricolour. All the helicopter cameras were way below me so none seemed to pickup my foolhardy gesture. I lashed the little flag up there to the lightening conductor and in Newcastle-on-tyne a couple of years later went onto the truck again to find the little staff still securely lash but the flag long blown away. A sticker saying "we support America" showing the stars and strips which I had also left up there was faded to oblivion. Getting on to the truck was very hazardous as it involved swinging over the masthead nav. lights which projected like a cliff overhang and the first time I tried it I had no idea if the fitting I had to grab for would hold. I was told by the foremast bosun that nobody had been up there for many years. That 4month trip is one of my better memories and caused the breakdown of my shore-career. God bless Sedov/ Commodore Jonson.Magdelein Vinnen!
 

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Rory,

I stand to be corrected, but I believe she is indeed the second ship to bear the name Innisfallen, but did not actually have the Roman Numeral II added to the name? I think the City of Cork Steam Packet Company built her in 1930, then City of Cork Steam Packet Company, was taken over by the Coast Lines Group?

Kind regards
Mark
 

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Thanks for all the additional information Mark and Rory,

I will add M/V Innisfallen to the keywords.

Cheers Frank

P.S. Has nobody discovered the name of the horse that is with the cart? (Thumb)
 

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