Mircea (ship)

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Mircea at SAIL Amsterdam 2005.jpg
Mircea
History
Romania
NameMircea
Builder
Launched1938
Acquired17 May 1938
Refit1966 & 2002
Identification
StatusIn service
General characteristics [1]
TypeBarque
Length269.4 ft (82.1 m)
Beam39.4 ft (12.0 m)
Height137.8 ft (42.0 m)
Depth17 ft (5.2 m)
Propulsion809 kW (1,085 hp) diesel engine
Sail plan3 masts, 23 sails
Speed10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Crew210

Mircea is a three-masted barque, built in 1938 in Hamburg by the Blohm & Voss shipyard as a training vessel for the Romanian Navy. Her design is based on the successful plans of Gorch Fock; the last of a series of four sister ships. The ship is named after the Wallachian Domn, Mircea the Elder. After World War II she was temporarily taken over by the USSR, but later returned to Romania. In 1966, she was overhauled by Blohm & Voss.

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Mircea at Toulon, Tall Ships' Races, 2007
Mircea at Brest, 2008
Mircea at Heraklion, 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Großsegler: Mircea, Schwesterschiff der "Gorch Fock"" (in German). Europäisches Segel-informations. Retrieved 23 August 2008.

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