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Postby shipstamps » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:28 pm

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Built as a steel cargo carrying sailing vessel under yard No 372 by Friedrich Krupp A.G., Kiel Germany for F.A. Vinnen & Co., Bremen.
23 March 1921 launched under the name MAGDALENE VINNEN, named after the owners wife, Magdalene Vinnen.
Tonnage 3.476 gross, 3.017 net, 5.300 dwt, dim. 117.50 x 14.60 x 8.10m, length bpp. 100.20m.
Rigged as a four-mast bark, sail area 4.195 m².
One auxiliary diesel engine 500hp. (it looks the engine was later replaced by a stronger engine of 1.100 hp., but when?)

01 September 1921 under command of Captain Lorenz Peters she sailed in ballast to Cardiff were she loaded a cargo of coal for Buenos Aires were she arrived after a passage of 30 days.

Her last voyage for Vinnen in 1936 she made to Argentine, then to South Africa, Australia, Reunion and Seychelles before heading home.
She made two Cape Horn voyages under the flag of Vinnen.

26 August 1936 bought by The Norddeutscher Lloyd in Bremen and converted in a cargo carrying cadet ship, renamed in KOMMODORE JOHNSEN, named after Commodore Johnsen, a well know commodore of the Norddeutscher Lloyd. (JOHNSEN is in some sources given as JOHNSON.)
Carried then a crew of 33 and did had accommodation for 60 cadets.

12 August 1936 in service.
08 October 1936 sailed from Bremerhaven loaded with coal for Montevideo where she arrived on 06 December after a passage of 58 days.
08 January 1937 sailed from Buenos Aires loaded with wheat bound for Germany, when in the vicinity of the Azores on 01 March she did run in a severe storm with hurricane force wind, during the storm she got a list of 20 degree to port, and after inspection of the cargo holds it was found that the longitudinal bulkhead under hatch no 3 had given away and the cargo had shifted.
The list slowly increased to 50 degrees despite the efforts of the crew to re-trim the cargo
Early in the morning of 03 March a SOS was given, and two vessels in the vicinity replied, the Dutch SLIEDRECHT and the German tanker WINKLER.
After the WINKLER arrived by the stricken vessel, she pumped some oil on the high waves, which decreased the wavehight, and when the weather later improved, the crew got success with re-trimming the cargo.
After thanking the two vessels for their help, the KOMMODORE JOHNSEN preceded her voyage, and 15 days later arrived safely in Hamburg.

During 1939 was she one of the twelve sailing vessels in the last grain race from Australia; she made the passage from Port Lincoln to Falmouth in 107 days.
When World War II broke out she was in Germany, and during the summer months during the war she made training voyages in the Baltic, while during the winter was laid up.

May 1945 found at Flensburg Fjörde, and as war reparation taken by the United Kingdom at Hamburg on 19 December 1945. Then she sailed with a German/English crew to Swinemünde
January 1946 handed over to the Russian Government as war reparation in Swinemünde. Renamed in SEDOV after the well-known Russian Arctic explorer Georgy Sedov.
She was brought to the Russian marine base at Kronstadt and for years she lay there in an almost derelict state.

1951 The command was taken over by Petr Mitrofanov and under his supervision she was brought back into a seaworthy condition.
1952 For the first time she sailed from a Russian port for her first voyage after the war, under Russian Navy command.

1966 Transferred to the Soviet Ministry of Fisheries, and thereafter again used as training vessel, the SEDOV took part in hydrographic research in the Atlantic Ocean, while carrying cadets on board.

From 1975 until 1981 under repair at Kronstadt shipyard. New cabins fitted in, to accommodate more cadets, a banqueting hall with stage, messing space, dining rooms, gym-hall a museum and sauna, training facilities. And fitted out with the most modern up-to-date navigation and communication equipment.
Accommodation for 70 crew, 120 cadets and 50 guest trainees.

From 1981 under command of Captain Alexey Perevozchikov and she took part in many Tall Ships Regattas.
1991 Transferred to the jurisdiction of the Murmansk State Technical University, and used by them as training vessel for future navigation officers, engineers, radio operators.
Homeport Murmansk. Still take part in Tall Ships Regattas.

During the winter months mostly in German ports.

On Russia 1981 32k sg 5172
Netherlands 1995 80c sg 1768
Yemen People’s Democratic Republic 1983 60f sg MS 307

Source: Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1857 – 1970 by Edwin Drechsel.
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Netherland 1995 80c sg1768, scott887.
Netherland 2000 80c sg?, scott?
Sierra Leone 2017 LE9800 sg?, scott?
Djibouti 2018 240FD sg?, scott?
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Postby Anatol » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:03 am

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Sedov. Navy training ship. 1921
Somalia 2012;3000f;SG? Yemen1983;60f;SGMs307. Buriatia200…1700;SG?
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