Erna Signe is a 1911 Swedish 12 metre class yacht. It was by designed by William Fife III and built by August Plym at Neglingevarvet.[1]

Erna Signe
Erna Signe in 1912.
Nation Sweden
Sail noE8
Designer(s)William Fife III
BuilderAugust Plym, Neglingevarvet
Stockholm, Sweden
LaunchedJune 1911
Racing career
SkippersNils Persson
Displacement28,000 kg (62,000 lb)
Length18.9 m (62 ft) (LOA)
11.94 m (39.2 ft) (LWL)
Beam3.43 m (11.3 ft)
Draft2.50 m (8 ft 2 in)
Sail area250 m2 (2,700 sq ft)

Career edit

Erna Signe was launched in June 1911.[2] Erna Signe competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics, helmed by Nils Persson with the crew Per Bergman, Dick Bergström, Kurt Bergström, Hugo Clason, Folke Johnson, Sigurd Kander, Nils Lamby, Erik Lindqvist, and Richard Sällström, finishing second behind Johan Anker's Magda IX.[3]

In 1913, Axel Nygren re-designed the rig.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ "12mR Yacht Trivia".
  2. ^ Lang, Luigi; Jones, Dyer (2001). The 12 Metre Class: The History of The International 12 Metre Class From the First International to the America's Cup. London: Adlard Coles Nautical. ISBN 0-7136-6179-8.
  3. ^ "Sailing at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games:". Olympics at Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  4. ^ "Foto: ERNA SIGNE Fo134051".