Duchesse Anne (formerly called Großherzogin Elisabeth) is the last remaining full-rigged ship under French flag. She was built in 1901 with a steel hull by the yard of Joh. C. Tecklenborg of Bremerhaven-Geestemünde (Germany) according to plans drawn by Georg W. Claussen. The mainmast is 48 m tall and 25 sails were rigged. She was used as a training ship for young aspiring sailors in the German merchant marine.
Duchesse Anne permanently moored in Dunkirk
|Name:||Großherzogin Elisabeth (Grand Duchess Elisabeth)|
|Builder:||Johann C. Tecklenborg, Bremerhaven|
|Launched:||7 March 1901|
|Fate:||Handed over to France as a war reparation, August 15, 1946|
|Namesake:||Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin|
|Acquired:||15 August 1946|
|Length:||92 m (302 ft)|
|Beam:||11.9 m (39 ft)|
|Draft:||5.45 m (17.9 ft)|
|Notes:||Sail area: 2,060 m²|
The ship was handed over to France as war reparations after World War II and renamed Duchesse Anne. The ship has been classified a historical monument since 5 November 1982.
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Several other training windjammers of the German "Deutscher Schulschiff-Verein" also survive to this day:
- "Site officiel de la Ville de Dunkerque: La Duchesse Anne". Ville de Dunkerque. Archived from the original on June 25, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
- Media related to Duchesse Anne (ship, 1901) at Wikimedia Commons
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