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Photographer:John Latter [View profile]Title:MORGENSTERAdded:Jun 12, 2010
Photo Category: Traditional rig sailing ships from 120'(36.6m) LOA
The tall ship, Morgenster, a two-masted brig in Dover Harbour just after noon on Wednesday, 2nd of June, 2010.

Built in 1919, the vessel's original name was the Vrouwe Maria (or Vrouw Maria) which was changed to the Morgenster (Morning Star) in 1959.

Behind the ship (from left to right) are the Eastern Arm pier, the Eastern Entrance, and the Southern Breakwater. The photo was taken from the Prince of Wales Pier.

Ship's details

Shipping type: Brig
Homeport: Den Helder, NL
Date built: 1919
Restored: 2008
Crew: 6-10
Capacity: 36 pers.
Daytrips: 90 pers.
Length: 48 m
Beam: 6.64 m
Draught: 2.40 m
Sail: 600 m2
Displacement: 225 ton
Height of mast: 29 m
Engine capacity: 430 HP


Call Sign: PHMY
IMO: 5241657
MMSI: 245136000

Some websites give the IMO as 5241659.

More info on the original Tall Sailing Ships, The Morgenster Two-masted Brig at Noon, Dover Harbour webpage.

John Latter / Jorolat

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Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- De Vrouw Maria (Until 1959 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Sailing Vessel
Gross tonnage:159 tons
Length:38 m
Beam:7 m
Draught:2.4 m

Additional Information
Build year:1919
AIS Information
Last known position:
53°29’18.6” N, 3°27’4.8” W
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 327° (103°)
Arrival:18th May 2018
12:00:37 UTC
Last update:
51 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 October 16th, 20:00:17 UTCDen Helder
2018 May 12th, 13:00:00 UTCOostende
2018 May 10th, 17:00:51 UTCOostende
2018 May 8th, 12:00:54 UTCRamsgate
2018 May 5th, 17:00:45 UTCDen Helder
2018 April 25th, 13:00:16 UTCLowestoft
2018 April 20th, 13:00:54 UTCDen Helder
2018 April 19th, 18:00:30 UTCOudeschild
2018 April 17th, 13:00:23 UTCHelgoland
2018 April 13th, 13:00:06 UTCDen Helder
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