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Photographer:FRANCESCO [View profile]Title:FLYING DUTCHMANAdded:Jun 02, 2005
Photo Category: Traditional rig sailing ships from 120'(36.6m) LOA
Vessel Identification
Name:Flying Dutchman
Former name(s):
- Trix (Until 1998 Sep)
- 17 Mai (Until 1993 Jan)
- Machiel (Until 1953 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Sailing Vessel
Gross tonnage:120 tons
Summer DWT:177 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1903
AIS Information
Last known position:
52°33’39.19” N, 5°54’56.81” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 261° (3°)
Arrival:21st Oct 2018
20:00:16 UTC
Last update:
1 hour 25 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 October 21st, 20:00:16 UTCKampen
2017 October 25th, 18:00:23 UTCKampen
2017 October 22nd, 17:00:43 UTCKampen
2017 October 22nd, 17:00:12 UTCAmsterdam
2017 September 13th, 15:00:32 UTCPort Ellen
2017 August 22nd, 16:00:33 UTCFort William
2017 May 30th, 18:00:55 UTCCraignure
2017 May 30th, 18:00:43 UTCOban
2017 May 30th, 18:00:40 UTCPort Ellen
2017 May 30th, 18:00:36 UTCOban
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Photo Comments (2)

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Pilot Frans on Feb 07, 2012 20:44 (6 years ago)
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Guest on Nov 12, 2007 18:26 (10 years ago)
Hi Francesco

Just to let you know that i have relocated your photograph to the TALL SHIPS CATEGORY.

Some information from

Former names: KW 33 Machiel, Trix
Registered port: Amsterdam
Base port: Cefalu, Split
Nation: NL
Type of rigging: SCHONER
Type of ship: Logger
Year built: 1903
Yard: Kuypers/Vuyk, Capelle aan den Ijssel, NL
Overall length: 39.00 m
Length (hull): 30.00 m
Breadth: 6.00 m
Draught: 2.70 m
Sail area: 450 m2
Ship's hull: Stahl / Steel
Power: 420 PS
Engine: Caterpillar

# 1903 built at the shipyard Vuyk in Capella a.d. IJssel as steel sailing logger, building number 241, first name was "Machiel", registered as KW33,
owner (1911) was Nicolaas Parlevliet, used for fishing for herring.
# 1929 fitted with the first engine, a 80-100 hp Kromhout engine.
# 1950 sold to the De Visserij-Maatschappij from Rotterdam, under skipper Leendert Kuyt she was further used in the herring fishery during the summers and for flatfish during winter.
# 1953 sold to Norway to owner Nilssen, renamed the "Trix", in Norway she changed the owner several times, last owners was Yenystein Knustvik.
# 1962 change of the engine, later once again, when she got the todays engine.
# 1993 return to Holland under owner De Wit, Terschelling, NL.
# 1994 purchased by J. Meutgeert from Sneek, NL, who intended to use her for charter sailing with passengers, begin of her conversion and rebuilding into from a working boat to a passenger sailing ship supported by a government grant for long time unemployed in 1995.
# the hull was bought by Klaas and Xandra van Twillert, completion of the rebuilding and
rigged as a schooner, renamed the "Flying Dutchman".
# today used in the charter business, mainly in the Mediterranean along the coasts of Italy and Croatia using Cefalu on Sizily and Split (Croatia) as base port for operation.

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