"SEDOV" IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST TRADITIONAL TRAINING TALL SHIP
The vessel was built at Germaniawerft - a shipyard belonging to the Friedr. Krupp's company in Kiel in 1921. F.A. Vinnen &Co., her first owner, named the vessel after his wife Magdalene Vinnen. This four-masted steel auxiliary barque was built to carry bulk cargoes between ports of Europe and South America, Australia, South Eastern Asia and Oceania.
Sedov carries a foremast, mainmast and mizzenmast, an aftermast. The whole of masting including mast columns, topmasts of all grades, yard, sail-boom, gaffs and a bowsprit are made of steel with stud fastening. The exceptions are made of wood masts' flag stuffs and masts' top acorns. The masting mass complete with rigging amounts to 210 t.
The total height of the foremast (complete with the very mast column, topmast, fore royal yard, top gallant mast, and a flag stuff complete with top accorn) from the upper edge of the keel to the top accorn) comprises 62.6 m, the height of the first and the second mainmast amounts to 63.5 m, that of the aftermast is 54.7m.
Regards from Gotland / Immen