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pic was made around 1940

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This is the ex threemasted motorschooner " Admiral von Trotha " .
Built as a modern threemasted motorschooner , the " NOATUM " in 1919 for the Norvegian owner Einar Juel from Kragerö .42,59 x 8,92 x 3,50 m .330 grt and 254 nrt. a 2 cil. Bolinde engine of 160 hp .
Sold in 1922 to Sweden to firma s.ohlssons Söner.Sold in 1925 to captain Arthur Hanslep of Dagö , Estland.Renamed Fünf Schwesteren and in 1930 in Viis Ode .In 1934 resold to Sweden and renamed Maj ( Captain Joe Hugo Johansson from Västervik .)Sold in 1938 to Germany as the " Egerland " ( Miss Dora Schneider " , homeport Kiel .Sold in 1939 to the Reichseesportschule III , and rebuild as a trainingvessel and rerigged into a topsatlschooner , renamed " Admiral von Trotha " . Staitionair at Ziegenort by Stettin .In 1945 towed to Stralsund .
Towed to Barth the same year .The people of Barth took evererything that was possibly , masts , deckhouses and deck and hull plancking .Until 1953 used as a depotship , towed out of harbour , strandded an a remoted place and set on fire .
I think the foto shows her when she was in Ziegenort .
Greetings ,
Philippe
 

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Here's a picture and an article. http://www.trzebiez.pl/do46/trotha/trotha.html
That picture fits well, must be the same ship, but according to a website devoted to old Kragerø this is the Noatun: http://www.hasseleid.no/seenkeltbilde.php?bildeID=234 This picture shows a ship without a heightened forecastle. Could have been rebuilt?
The only added information I found in Norwegian sources was that she was built at Skrubbens Værft, Kragerø, and measured 346 grt, 268 net and 140 - 29,1 - 12,5.
 

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Agree to your comments Philippe - and you information meets the history: my Dad was trained as a young boy for the marine near Stettin (=Ziegenort) around 1940.
Thank´s!
Andi
 

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Hello Stein , she was totally rebuild as a trainingship . She was a fine looking threemasted schooner as built . There is a very good article on her history in the German magazine " Der Albatros " ; n° 3 of the year 2005 . The article is written by the famous historian Herbert Karting.
Greetings , Philippe
 

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Thanks Philippe. I might have seen that magazine, if it is the small size once A.I.C.H membership organ for Germany. They keep a such one in the rack of newly issued magazines in my local maritime museum. Stein-
 

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Hello Stein ,
Its a Germain magazine , marvellous It"s membership worth like French Chasse Marée , Dutch Spiegel der Zeilvaart , Swedish Batologen .
Ps ; it may be to interest you , after the correspondance when Pogoria was dismasted , i stated it was possible that it was a welding fault in the mast construction ; it's official , it was just that . I had the same problem when dismanteling the rigging off the Belgian Mercator , last year The fore lower mast just snapt when brought horizontal by two cranes .
It's always a pleasure reading your commentairy on questions . You have great knowledge.
Sincerly yours ,
Philippe
 

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