Zawisza Czarny

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john sefton
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Zawisza Czarny

Post by john sefton » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:10 pm

"Zawisza Czarny" is the second training vessel of that name; the first was a wooden schooner built in 1902. This is a steel 3-masted schooner built in Gdansk in 1952. The double mainsail booms, one on either side of the sail, give rise to the name 'wishbone schooner'.
140'x22'x14' she was originally a fishing boat, but she was converted as a training ship for Merchant Marine officers. Today she provides sail experience for Polish Scouts.
She has taken part in many Tall Ship Races; in 1984 she rescued 9 of the crew of the "Marques" which sank off Bermuda with the loss of 19 lives.
In 1994 she went aground in the St Lawrence seaway. She developed a severe list but no damage was done. She was refloated by 2 tugs some 48 hours later - much to the embarrassment of her 6 crew and 30 trainees.
Peter Bolton Log Book December 1996
Poland SG3605

D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen
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Re: Zawisza Czarny

Post by D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:22 pm

Built in 1952 by Stoczia Polnocna as trawler CIETRZEW, in 1961 converted into schoolship for the Polish Pathfinder Sea Scouts, '67 lengthened with 3m.
3Masted staysail schooner, Gt:197, Nt:31, Loa:42,70m. L.hull:36,30m. B:6,76m. Draught:3,60m. MAK/DKW diesel:390 hp. (221 kW.) sail area:625m². crew:6 + 47 cadets.
Poland 1996, 55 Gr. StG.3605)
Tall Ships and the Cutty Sark Races, by Paul Bishop + internet.
zawisza czarny f.jpg

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