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Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:10 pm

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She was built as a wooden fore-and-aft ketch by A.B.Holmes at Raa, Sweden in 1938.
Launched under the name ZIBA.
Tonnage 120 grt, dim. 31.0 x 6.10 x 2.30m (draught) Length of hull 21.90m.
1938 Completed.

After completed, carried all kinds of cargo around the Baltic until 1972, when she passed in English hands, when she was bought by Nick and Jane Broughton. Her rigging was altered as a Bermuda ketch and used as a charter ship.
1980 Bought by Stephen Rodger and renamed in ZEBU
Took part in International Youth Expedition “Operation Raleigh” for a world voyage. She was rerigged as brigantine for this voyage.
October 1984 she sailed from London for this voyage
During “Operation Raleigh” she sailed 60,000 miles during a four year circumnavigation and during that time she was crewed by a total of 346 Young Ventures from 23 nations, which every 3 months were changed. She visited 41 countries. During the voyage environmental social and marine archaeological work was carried out.
After this voyage she was sold and the new owner donated her to the Merseyside Heritage Trust in Liverpool.
She undertakes daylong excursions and short cruises thereafter from Southampton.
In recent years she is based in Albert Dock in Liverpool.
May 2010 she moved to the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead for drydocking and refit.

Jersey 1988 34p sg457, scott?
Gibraltar 1988 32p sg600, scott?
Solomon Islands 1985 $1 sg561, scott?

Source: Great Sailing Ships of the World by Otmar Schäuffelen. And various web-sites.
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Postby Arturo » Tue May 06, 2014 7:05 am

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Zebu (Ketch)

Solomon Islands, 1986, S.G.?, Scott; 561.
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Postby john sefton » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:26 pm

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In September 2015 one of Liverpool's historic tall ships sank at its berth in the city's Albert Dock.
The 1938-built sailing ship Zebu, which circumnavigated the globe in the late 1980s, was found to be fully submerged with only its masts visible.
Firefighters used thermal imaging to confirm that nobody was still onboard the ship, a wooden former Baltic trader which is owned by Mersey Heritage Trust.
The ship was a Baltic timber trader, before being fitted into a replica of a 1870s Brigantine ship.
It travelled to 41 countries - 69,000 miles - as part of Operation Raleigh between 1984 and 1988, when it circumnavigated the globe.
It has been docked in Liverpool since 1988, berthed next to Liverpool's Tate art gallery. It is used by the Liverpool Pirate Brethren society to re-enact pirate battles.
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Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:17 pm

Her decline began when in August 2013 the ship listed to port, with no-one aboard, and was subsequently stabilized. The ZEBU then sank at her moorings near to the Pumphouse Pub on 4 September 2015. Work to raise her started on Friday 25 September 2015, and finished on Tuesday 29 September 2015, by salvage teams from Hughes Sub-Surface Engineering, Waterwitch Engineering and Carmet Tug Company. Three days after ZEBU was refloated, she was towed from outside of Tate Liverpool to Canning Dock, near to the Merseyside Maritime Museum. As of 16 October, the cause of her sinking was unknown. The ship will be repaired.

Restoration plans
The ZEBU changed ownership in January 2017. A number of Tall Ship sailing enthusiasts and experts came together who are dedicated to the restoration of ZEBU. A new Community Interest Company, "Tall Ship Zebu CIC" had been registered.
The repairs and restoration were planned to start in 2017 and should include a thorough overhaul of her hull, plans to fit a new engine and generator and restoration of her rigging and her navigation. All safety equipment would need to be replaced if she were to meet the requirements for her role as an ocean going sail training ship. Much relied on raising funding for this.

Currently she is used by her owners as a Pirate Theme attraction and is a static display in Canning Dock.

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