Duchesse Anne

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Duchesse Anne
Duchesse Anne permanently moored in Dunkirk
Career (Germany (1901–1946)
France (1946–present))
Name: Großherzogin Elisabeth (1901–1946)
Duchesse Anne (1946–present)
Namesake: Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Owner: Deutscher Schulschiffverein (1901–1946)
French Navy (1946–1981)
City of Dunkirk (1981–present)
Builder: Johann C. Tecklenborg (Bremerhaven)
Launched: 7 March 1901
Homeport: Dunkirk
Nickname: Lisbeth
Status: Museum ship
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,250 tons
Length: 92 m (302 ft)
Beam: 11.9 m (39 ft)
Draft: 5.45 m (17.9 ft)
Notes: Sail area: 2,060 m²

The Duchesse Anne (formerly called Großherzogin Elisabeth) is the last remaining full-rigged French ship. It was built in 1901 with a steel hull by the yard of Johann C. Tecklenborg of Bremerhaven-Geestemünde (Bremen) according to plans drawn by Georg W. Claussen. The mainmast is 48 m tall and 25 sails were rigged.[1]

Sailing as Großherzogin Elisabeth in 1913

As the Duchesse Anne, the ship has been a classified Monument since 5 November 1982.

Sister ships[edit]

The three sister ships of Duchesse Anne also survive:


  1. ^ "Site officiel de la Ville de Dunkerque: La Duchesse Anne". Ville de Dunkerque. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 51°02′15″N 2°22′20″E / 51.03750°N 2.37222°E / 51.03750; 2.37222