STS Leeuwin II

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STS Leeuwin II leaving port from Fremantle Port, Western Australia
Career (Australia)
Name: Leeuwin II
Builder: Australian Shipbuilding Industries Pty Ltd
Launched: 2 August 1986
General characteristics
Type: Barquentine
Displacement: 344 tonnes (758,000 lb)
Length: 55 m (180 ft) overall
40 m (130 ft) on deck
Beam: 9 m (30 ft)
Height: 33 m (108 ft)
Draught: 3.4 m (11 ft)
Propulsion: Auxiliary: 2 x Volvo engines
Sail plan: 16 sails, 810 m2 (8,700 sq ft) area
Complement: 5 permanent crew
10 volunteers
40 trainees

The STS (Sail Training Ship) Leeuwin II is a tall ship based in Fremantle, Western Australia.

The Leeuwin is a three-masted barquentine. It was built to a design by local naval architect Len Randell by Australian Shipbuilding Industries Pty Ltd (now BAE Systems Australia) and launched on 2 August 1986. It is currently operated by the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation, a private not-for-profit organisation that runs youth training voyages along the West Australian coast.

The ship's overall length is 55 metres (180 ft) and its beam 9 metres (30 ft). The hull is welded steel with a teak deck. The main mast is 33 metres (108 ft) tall and, when fully rigged, the ship carries over 810 square metres (8,700 sq ft) of sails. A full crew consists of 55 people, consisting of 5 permanent crew, up to 10 volunteers (including four watch leaders, a bosun's mate, cook's mate and purser), and 40 trainees. The watch leaders take control of the four watch groups and lead the trainees through activities and ship duties on voyages of five days and more.


External links[edit]

  • Sail Leeuwin The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation homepage