Category:Urania (ship, 1928)

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HNLMS Urania

Ship[edit]

  • Type of ship: Bermudaketsch
  • Ship's hull: Stahl / Steel
  • Built by: Haarlemsche Scheepsbouw Maatschappij, NL
  • Overall length: 26.85 m
  • Length (hull): 23.40 m
  • Breadth: 6.04 m
  • Draught: 2.50 m
  • Sail area: 305 m2
  • Type of rigging: originally rigged with a wishbone rig, soon converted into a gaff rigged schooner. Now: Ketsch
  • Main engine: Caterpillar 186 kW

History[edit]

  • 1928 Named: TROMP Flag: Netherlands
  • 1938 Sold to the Royal Dutch navy and commissioned on 23rd April as a training ship for young naval staff, renamed URANIA Registered port: Den Helder
  • Confiscated by Germany during World War II.
  • 1946 Restored and modernized in the Netherlands, rigged as a bermuda ketch
  • Won the Cutty Sark Trophy in 1982 and 1985
  • 2004 taken out of service.
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