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Photographer:Frank Behrends [View profile]Title:Rickmer RickmersAdded:Apr 18, 2009
Photo Category: Traditional rig sailing ships from 120'(36.6m) LOA
Rickmer Rickmers in Hamburg, 11.06.2007

Name: Rickmer Rickmers
Former names: Santo André, Sagres, Flores, Max
Homeport: Hamburg
Flag: Germany
Type of rigging: Barque
Built: 1896
Yard: R.C. Rickmers, Geestemünde (now Bremerhaven) Germany
Length: 97,00 m
Length of hull: 86,00 m
Breadth: 12,00 m
Draught: 6,00 m
Sail area: 3500 m2
Engine: Krupp Diesel 2x 700 hp

The ship was built in 1896 by the Rickmers shipyard in Bremerhaven, and was first used on the
Hong Kong route carrying rice and bamboo. In 1912 she was bought by Carl Christian Krabbenhöft, renamed Max, and transferred to the Hamburg - Chile route.
In World War I the Max was captured by the British Army in a Portuguese harbour. For the remainder of the war the ship sailed under the Union Jack, as the Flores. After World War I she became a Portuguese ship and was once more renamed, as Sagres. In 1958, she won the Tall Ships' Race.
In the early 1960s the Sagres was renamed yet again as the Santo Andre, and laid up in a shipyard. She was purchased in 1983 by an organisation named "Windjammer für Hamburg e.V.", renamed for the last time to Rickmer Rickmers, and turned into a floating museum ship.
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Raisuke Numata on Apr 18, 2009 16:32 (10 years ago)
Thanks for posting a beautiful picture and interesting explanation.
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