Tall Ship Christian Radich in Rotterdam

(With extra pictures) By way of Las Palmas, Norwegian tall ship Christian Radich visited Rotterdam over the weekend. SWZ Maritime editor took some pictures of the ship as it was docked at the Wilhelminapier.

The Christian Radich is a Norwegian full-rigged ship, named after a Norwegian ship owner. The vessel was built at Framnæs shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway, and was delivered on 17 June 1937. The owner was The Christian Radich Sail Training Foundation established by a grant from an officer of that name.

Christian Radich Particulars

The vessel is a full-rigged three-masted steel hull, 62.5 metres long, with an overall length of 73 metres including the bowsprit and a maximum width of 9.7 m. It has a draught of about 4.7 meters and a displacement at full load of 1050 tons. Under engine power, the Christian Radich reaches a top speed of 10 knots, while it can make up to 14 knots under sail.

The crew is eighteen altogether. It can accommodate 88 passengers. It was built for training sailors for the Norwegian merchant navy, and did so for many years. From 1999 and on, the ship has been on the charter market as well as sailing with paying trainees to foreign ports on summer trips, participating in the Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Race and large sail events in various European ports.

The vessel will now set sail for Bergen, Norway.

Picture (above): Tall ship Christian Radich under sail (from Wikimedia Commons).

Below an album with the pictures taken of the ship in Rotterdam by SWZ Maritime editor Hugo Dill. Please click the pop-out link (the little squares) to view them in their proper dimensions.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.

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