The Rickmer-Rickmers is a beautiful cargo ship and has been one of the Landungsbrücken attractions for decades.It will get competition from the "Beijing", a four-masted steel barque. She is one of the legendary cargo sailors for Chilesalpeter. The circumnavigation of Cape Horn was completely normal for her. Most recently, she was a museum ship in New York, in a totally marly condition. The transport across the Atlantic with the docking vessel "Combi Dock III" took place in July and the restoration will take about three years and will be carried out at the Peters shipyard in Wewelsfleth.The Beijing will have at least a few years at the historic 1950s shed opposite the Elbphilharmonie from expected end of 2019 to have their berth.source:
September 4, 2017
The Rickmer Rickmers is a three-masted steely cargo sailing ship, which today is a museum and monument ship in the Port of Hamburg.
At the shipyard of Bremerhaven shipping company Rickmer Clasen Rickmers ran the Rickmer Rickmers as a full ship in August 1896 from the stack. It was named after the grandson of the shipowner, Rickmer Rickmers (1893-1974). The first trip took it to Hong Kong, where it loaded rice and bamboo, and brought to Germany. The ship and the 21-man crew were led initially by Captain Hermann Hinrich Ahlers. It undertook a total of 12 round trips, mostly via the United States or the Far East. In a hurricane in the Indian Ocean, the ship lost its cross mast in 1904 and was able to be rescued by the crew in the port of Cape Town. There it was converted for cost reasons to the Bark.
The Hamburg shipping company Carl Christian Krabbenhöft acquired the ship in 1912 and christened Max. The following two years were used for the coal transport from Wales to Chile and for the transport of saltpetre from Chile to Europe. In 1914, following the outbreak of the First World War, the ship dropped anchor off the neutral Azores in Horta.
On February 23, 1916, the ship was confiscated from Portugal. Under the name Flores it then transported war goods for Great Britain.
After a conversion, the ship served from 1924 under the name Sagres of the Portuguese Navy as sailing training ship. Under this use, it received in 1930 2 diesel auxiliary engines. In 1958 she won the Tall Ships' Races Regatta. The time as sailing training ship ended in 1962 with the commissioning of the current Sagres. Then it was under the name Santo André as a depot ship in the naval port Alfeite near Lisbon.
In 1974, the chairman of the Hamburg Port Association Fiete Schmidt founded the club Windjammer for Hamburg with the aim "to keep Hamburg's past as Kauffahrtei- and shipping town in vivid memory." The club was in 1978 on the former Rickmer Rickmers attentive and swapped in 1983 in rundown condition against the yacht Anne Linde (now Polar). After several years of restoration, it has since served under its first name as a museum ship on the Hamburg Landungsbrücken.
The operator, the Rickmer Rickmers Foundation, awards the title of honorary captain almost every year on account of its special merits on what it views as worthy bearers. So far, 17 people or organizations have been honored as honorary captain.
May 14, 2018
Museum ship RICKMER RICKMERS
The floating landmark of HamburgA visit of the 1896 built freighter is always worthwhile. Below deck you will find interesting special exhibitions on maritime topics; large display boards, old photos and nautical exhibits document the exciting history of RICKMER RICKMERS. Lovingly restored crew and officer quarters provide an insight into the sometimes rough seafaring life - and the on-board restaurant spoils with Hanseatic dishes.Since 2006, RICKMER RICKMERS has been the official post office of Deutsche Post with its own special cancellation. Only the crew and embarked guests are allowed to use this post office, but visitors are included! Post from Hamburg necessarily insert here.
May 26, 2019
The museum ship and floating memorial Rickmer Rickmers in Hamburg reminds of the times of the big windjammers and is open daily to the inspection.
A ship that has seen the big world - follow the exciting trail of large world circumnavigations on the well-developed museum steamer RICKMER RICKMERS.
The tall ship RICKMER RICKMERS was built in 1896 and has been a floating landmark since 1983 in the port of the Hanseatic city. The ship has an adventurous history behind it, not always did the overseas voyages go out happily. The changing exhibitions are especially concerned with the diversity of life and work at sea. The sailor itself is the largest museum piece. Here, for example, the three drive types of the last 100 years - wind, steam and diesel - are illustrated to the visitor. Anyone who dares can also "visit" the rigging and be rewarded with a magnificent view. RICKMER RICKMERS has its own on-board restaurant with exquisite on-board kitchen.
August 21, 2019
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