RNOV Shabab Oman (1977)
RNOV Shabab Oman
|Name:||Captain Scott (1971–1978) Shabab Oman|
|Owner:||Sultanate of Oman|
|Operator:||Royal Navy of Oman|
|Builder:||Herd & McKenzie Shipbuilders of Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland|
|Sponsored by:||Dulverton Trust|
|Acquired:||1977 by Sultanate of Oman|
|Refit:||1984, converted from schooner to barquentine|
|Homeport:||1971–1978: unknown, United Kingdom 1978–2014: Muscat, Oman|
|Identification:||Call sign: A4YO IMO number: 7125598 MMSI number: 461000411|
|Type:||Sail training vessel|
|Tonnage:||265.35 tons gross; 54.97 tons net|
|Length:||44 m (144 ft); 52.1 m (171 ft) overall|
|Beam:||8.5 m (28 ft)|
|Height:||30.2 m (99 ft) from deck to top of mainmast|
|Draft:||4.5 m (15 ft)|
|Propulsion:||Sail; two auxiliary 230HP Gardner diesel engines|
|Sail plan:||Three-masted barquentine; 14 sails; 1,020 m2 (11,000 sq ft) total sail area|
|Speed:||13 knots maximum|
|Crew:||Six permanent crew; three rotating instructors; 36 trainees|
Originally named the Captain Scott after explorer Robert Falcon Scott, Shabab Oman was built as a standing topgallant yard schooner by Herd and McKenzie of Buckie, Scotland in 1971. Built for the Dulverton Trust, she was run by the Loch Eil Trust in programs which combined sail training with onshore expeditions.
In 1977, the vessel was sold to Sultan Qābūs bin Sa‘īd of Oman and placed under the purview of the Ministry of Youth. Her name was changed to Shabab Oman, which can be translated as "Youth of Oman." In 1979, she was inducted into the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) as a sail training ship.
In 1984, Shabab Oman was refitted as a barquentine.
She is 52 metres long and 30 meters high.
In 1992 the ship took part in the Gran Regatta de Colon sailing from Cádiz to San Juan, Puerto Rico along with other tall ships from throughout the world led by recreations of the Niña, Pinta, and Santa María.
In 1989, J Lawson Modelmakers of Lincolnshire, England were tasked to build a half scale replica of the ship as part of the Sultanate of Oman Navy involvement in the 21st national Day celebrations. The model took some 18 months to plan, procure and manufacture on site in Muscat.  Shabab Oman was replaced by a new ship of the same name in August 2014, but remains moored at the RNOV naval base.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Shabab Oman.|
- Schauffelen, Otmar (2005). Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World. Hearst Books. p. 267. ISBN 1-58816-384-9. Retrieved 2008-09-02.
- "Library Photographic Archive (HMB-197)". University of St Andrews. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- "Obituary: Lt-Cdr Victor Clark". The Daily Telegraph. 13 Jan 2006. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- "Ministry of Information of Oman". Retrieved 2008-09-02.
More here: http://jlawson.com/shabab.html