As part of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum this four-mast bark moored for three days in the city. Some official events were held aboard the “Kruzenshtern”. Not so many sailing ships remained in the world, so let’s not miss a chance to see what’s aboard this unique ship.
The largest in the world training sailing ship moored at the English embankment of St. Petersburg.
Captain of the ship
The sailing ship “Kruzenshtern” is a four-mast bark named after the famous Russian navigator Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern (German: Adam Johann von Krusenstern). The vessel belongs to the port of Kaliningrad.
Its length is 114 m, width – 14 m, mast height – 55 m over the deck, crew – 70 sailors, students of military schools – 130 persons, load displacement – 6400 tons.
The ship was built in 1926 in Germany and was initially named Padua, in 1946 it became the property of the USSR.
“Kruzenshtern” was created as a windjammer, i.e. it jammed all the speed out of the wind. Sailing ships of this series were the fastest.
In 1961 two auxiliary 8-cylinder 800 hp diesel engines were mounted on the ship and it ceased to be a typical windjammer. Now the sails are usually used for 1/3 of all the way.