Category:IMO 5071729

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  • Design by:
  • Order date:
  • Built by: Framnæs Mekaniske Verksted, Sandefjord, Norway
  • Yard No:
  • Keel laid:
  • Launch date: 05.02.1937
  • Date of completion: 1937
  • Length over all: 72.50 m (239'50")
  • LPP: 53,33 m (174'97")
  • Beam: 9,7 m (31'82")
  • Draught: 4,7 m (15'42")
  • Height of main mast: 37,7 m
  • GRT: 662
  • DWT:
  • NET: 198
  • Sail area: 1234 m2
  • Main engine: Caterpillar 3512 DITA diesel 900 hp
  • Speed: kn


  • 1937 Named: CHRISTIAN RADICH for the Oslo Sail Training Ship Society. Named for Christian Radich, an officer, managing director, and ship owner (1822-1889) from Kristiania (Oslo), who donated the money to build a ship. Flag: Norway
  • 1940 Seized by the Germans and used as a depot ship for crew of submarines
  • 1945 Hit by allied planes during an attack on Flensburg in Germany and sunk in the habour.
  • 1947 Restored and re-rigged at a cost of 70,000 pounds until 1947 at her building shipyard in Norway, re-started her career as a training vessel.
  • 1956-57 Became famous as an adventure ship because of the Cinerama film "Windjammer" and later as one of the stars in the TV series "The Onedin Line".
  • 1980-83 General overhaul in at the Framnæs Mekaniske Verksted. The "Skoleskipet Christian Radich" foundation has taken over the management from the Ministry of Education.
  • 1999 On the charter market as well as sailing with paying trainees to foreign ports on summer trips, participating in Tall Ships Races and large sail events in various European ports.
  • 1999/2000 and 2000/2001 Extensive restoration of the hull in winter.
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