Viewings: 3562"The flagship of the sailing fleet of Russia barque "Sedov", which many called diamond among sailboats, left St. Petersburg for a long journey."
"For the first time in its history, "Sedov" will make a voyage around the world."
"Finish "around the world" is planned in mid-July of the following year."
"The route length will amount to forty thousand nautical miles."
"The sailing ship will cross the ocean four."
"Bark will visit with friendly visits in two dozen countries and will become an honorary guest of several international festivals."
"The legendary four-masted bark "Sedov", listed in the Guinness Book of records as the biggest training sailcraft in the world, in 2011 90 years were executed."
"Such a venerable age does not prevent him to travel around the world."
"The length of the vessel, built in 1920, is 117.5 m, tonnage 7 320 tons, the crew 320 people, 4192 square meters of sails."
"The vessel was built at the shipyard Krupp in Kiel (Germany)."
"Was originally called "Magdalene Vinnen" (Magdalene Vinnen), on behalf of the daughter of the first owner. The vessel was constructed for the carriage of bulk cargoes between the ports of Europe and South America, Australia, Southeast Asia and Oceania."
"During the 2nd World war (1939-1945), the barque was walking in the Baltic sea under the naval flag of Germany . After the war, the USSR received "commander Johnsson" by the reparation and 2 other German ship: bark "Padua" ("Kruzenshtern"and "Gorch Fock" ("Comrade", now again in Germany, saw him in Stralsund)."
"The ship was named honor polar Explorer, I. Sedov, and in early 1946 to "Sedov" raised the flag of the USSR, and he was transferred to the class of training ships."
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