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Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

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This is a Photo of a big and old four-masted Barque called Passat, anchored in the harbour of Travemuende in North Germany near Lübeck. The Ship Passat stays there on her Anchorage all the Year and you can enjoy this beautiful Ship when you walk there. It is a big Ship with the Lenght of 105,4 Meters and Width of 14,4 Meters and a Draft of 7,24 Meters. The Passat has a Displacement of 6.280 t.

As said the Passat is a german four-masted Steel Sailing Ship. It is one of the legendary Flying P-Liners of the Shipping Company F. Laeisz and launched in 1911 by the Shipyard Blohm & Voss.

F. Laeisz first used the Ship as a Freightship between Europe and South America. Later in the Ownership of Gustaf Erikson used to transport Wheat between Australia and Europe. Since 1950 the Passat was used as Freight Training Ship on the Route between Europe and the East Coast of South America until the Ship has been abandoned in 1957 due to the decreasing Efficiency.

The Baltic Sea Municipality and City Lübeck bought the Passat later in 1959 and did anchor the Ship in Travemünde near Lübeck. Now the Passat is since 1960 a Museum Ship and sometimes a Vanue.

This Photo is my entry to the Weekly Photo Challange with the Theme “Big”.

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3 Comments »

    • Thank you Niki. The fun thing is that the flying seagull came in the photo by accident 🙂 I didn´t even realise it in the moment. Just at home I though.. “Oh wow look, there is a flying seagull in the photo” 🙂

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