|Builder:||Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland|
|Launched:||31 March 1987|
|Identification:||IMO number: 8501701
Call sign: UFPV
MMSI number: 273133800
|Status:||Sail training ship|
|Length:||109.2 m (358 ft)|
|Beam:||13.9 m (46 ft)|
|Draft:||6.3 m (21 ft)|
|Propulsion:||2 diesel engines (1,140 hp total)|
|Complement:||195 (Professional crew: 55; Cadets: 140)|
|Notes:||Sail area: 2,771 m²|
STS Mir (Russian: Мир, meaning Peace) is a three-masted, full rigged training ship, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. She was built in 1987 at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland. She is one of the fastest modern sailing ships.
Mir is the second largest of six sister ships designed by Zygmunt Choreń and weighs 2,385 tonnes. She is 109.2m long, with a beam of 13.9m and a draught of 6.3m. The main mast is 52m high and along with the other masts supports a total sail area of 2,771 m2.
Her sister ships are Dar Młodzieży, Druzhba, Pallada, Khersones and Nadezhda. Mir is 8 m shorter than the longest current sailing ship, the Sedov (117.5 m). Her shipowner is the Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy (AMSMA) in Saint Petersburg who operates her as its main training vessel.
This ship was originally constructed as a cadet training ship, designed for carrying between 70 and 144 cadets. The total transport capacity is 199 people. In addition to the original training role, Mir now also offers sailing trips, daytrips and "cruises" between ports on a commercial basis; opening up the experience of sailing on Mir to those outside of Russia.
Mir has taken part in many races, including the annual The Tall Ships' Races organised by Sail Training International, winning various prizes. In the Grand Regatta Columbus- 1992, celebrating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492, the Mir came out as the absolute winner.
Mir was involved in the SAIL Amsterdam event in August 2010. She sailed into the harbour and was open to the public for several days.
STS Mir at Trafalgar 2005
During the afternoon of the 28 June 2005 Elizabeth II, as Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom, embarked onboard HMS Endurance and, escorted by THV Patricia, set sail to review a fleet of over 167 ships from over 30 nations. STS Mir from Russia is pictured at anchor with her sister ship Dar Mlodziezy from Poland and the training ship Mercedes from the Netherlands in the Solent Portsmouth during the Trafalgar 200 International Fleet Review.