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This gorgeous Russian Tall Ship, which name I can't spell or say, was here for a Maritime event. I finally figured out the name of this gorgeous Tall ship! It is THE KRUZENSHTERN... or THE FRUSENSTERN...There are three spellings. The one that I listed, looks the most Russian. I need to ask my FAA friends if they know which spelling is correct?The sails were filled with air, so many ship mates, it was unbelievable! A giant crew of men, hundreds! Their uniforms were so nice!
A tall ship is a large traditionally rigged sailing vessel. Popular modern tall ship rigs include topsail schooners, brigantines, brigs and barques.Traditional rigging may include square rigs and gaff rigs, with separate topmasts and topsails. It is generally more complex than modern rigging, which utilizes newer materials such as aluminum and steel to construct taller, lightweight masts with fewer, more versatile sails.The term tall ship has come into widespread use in the mid-20th century with the advent of The Tall Ships' Races.The Kruzenshtern or Krusenstern (Russian: ��#65533;����) is a Russian four masted barque and tall ship that was built in 1926 in Bremerhaven-Weserm�Germany, as shipyard number "S408" under the name Padua (named after the eponymous Italian city). She was given to the USSR in 1946 as war reparation and renamed after the early 19th century Baltic German explorer in Russian service, Adam Johann Krusenstern (1770-1846).Of the four remaining Flying P-Liners, the Ex-Padua is the only one still in use, mainly for training purposes, with her home ports in Kaliningrad (formerly K�sberg) and Murmansk. After the Sedov, another former German ship, she is the largest traditional sailing vessel still in operation. Originally, like all P-liners, she was painted according to the colours of the German national flag of the German Empire era, black (hull above water, topsides), white (waterline area) and red underwater body.
July 24th, 2012
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