Kaskelot (tall ship)
Kaskelot at the 2004 Bristol Harbour festival
|Builder:||J. Ring-Andersen Skibsværft, Svendborg, Denmark|
|Identification:||IMO number: 5183120|
|General characteristics |
|Displacement:||450 long tons (457 t)|
|Length:||153 ft (47 m) o/a
121 ft (37 m) on deck
|Beam:||28 ft (8.5 m)|
|Draught:||12 ft (3.7 m)|
|Propulsion:||1 × B&W Alpha 404 375 hp (280 kW) diesel engine, 1 shaft|
|Sail plan:||3-masted barque
9,500 sq ft (880 m2) sail area
|Boats and landing
|2 × 6 m (20 ft) Avon boats|
Kaskelot is a three-masted barque and one of the largest remaining wooden ships in commission. The Kaskelot was built in 1948 by J. Ring-Andersen for the Royal Greenland Trading Company, to carry supplies to remote coastal settlements in East Greenland. During the 1960s, Kaskelot worked as a support vessel for Danish fisheries in the Faroe Islands.
In 2007, for the bi-centennial celebration of Great Britain's ending the African slave trade, the ship was sailed up the Thames River to Tower Bridge in London to represent the Zong. This slave ship, its crew and cargo of slaves figured in court proceedings in 1783 and became a symbol for the nation's anti-slavery movement because of the murder of 132 slaves during the voyage.
The current owners purchased the ship in 2013, and undertook an extensive refit at T. Nielsen in Gloucester. The ship is used for charter and commercial work around the UK.
Kaskelot has appeared in the following film and television productions:
- The Last Place on Earth (1985)
- Revolution (1985)
- Return to Treasure Island (1986)
- The Three Musketeers (1993)
- Cutthroat Island (1995)
- Swept from the Sea (1997)
- A Respectable Trade (1998)
- David Copperfield (1999)
- Longitude (2000)
- Shackleton (2002)
- Amazing Grace (2006)
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- American Sail Training Association. Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea 14th Edition. Newport, RI: ASTA, 2002.
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