Wednesday, December 15, 2010

'Preussen' The sailing vessel

The PREUSSEN, well-known as the Queen of the Sea, Germany's largest sailing vessel and the largest sailing vessel of the world to that time. Build 1902 on the dockyard of Joh. C. Tecklenborg at Geestemuende. The best average speed per day 15.3 knots, normal speed 8 knots, more than most trampsteamers to that days. There were steam winches aboard, but no auxiliary engine.
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