Rigging on the tall ship Götheborg

The Swedish Eastindiaman Götheborg
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Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) flying over sunlit waterMasts and rigging on the Swedish replica Eastindiaman Götheborg.
The Götheborg is a reconstruction of the same-named Eastindiaman which run aground while entering Götheborgs port on the 12th September 1745, returning from a mercantile expedition to China.
Between 1986 and 1992 marine archaeologists explored the sunken vessel and from June 1995 until her first sea trial in May 2005 the reconstruction took place.
Now she is one of the largest fullrigged wooden sailing ships in the world, giving place to 80 people on board and meeting international safety requirements for ocean going vessels.
Already six month after her first sea trial she went on a journey to China, coming back two years later in June 2007.

Facts about the ship:
Length: 40,9 metres, including bowsprit 58,5 metres
Beam: 11 metres
Sail area: 1,964 square metres
Draugth: Stern: 5.25 metres, Bow: 4,75 metres
Ballast: 292 tonnes
Displacement: 1150 tonnes
Average speed: 5-6 knots, max. engine speed 8 knots

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