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Photographer:Chris Hunsicker [View profile]Title:STAVROS S NIARCHOSAdded:Aug 05, 2005
Photo Category: Traditional rig sailing ships from 120'(36.6m) LOA

In the late 1990s the two schooners (Malcolm Miller and Sir Winston Churchill) owned by the Tall Ships Youth Trust (then called the Sail Training Association) were showing their age and becoming increasingly expensive to maintain. The hulls for the two new brigs (the Stavros and her sister ship the Prince William) were obtained half-completed from another project in Germany. These were transported to Appledore Ship Yards in Devon, where they were modified to the TSYT's requirements, and fitted out. She was completed in January 2000.

Maiden Voyage

Following completion of sea trials she was handed over to the STA at Avonmouth Docks. She sailed for her maiden voyage, a training voyage for permanent and volunteer crew, on 13 February 2000. She arrived in Weymouth, UK three days later.


The Stavros is a brig, that is a two masted vessel with square sails on both mosts. She carries five yardarms on each mast, and a total of 18 sails. In good conditions she has managed speeds of just over 13 knots.
Vessel Identification
Name:Stavros S.niarchos
Former name(s):
- Neptun Princess (Until 2000)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Sailing Vessel
Gross tonnage:493 tons
Summer DWT:60 tons
Length:59 m
Beam:9 m
Draught:5 m

Additional Information
Home port:London
Class society:Lloyd´s Shipping Register
Build year:2000
AIS Information
Last known position:
36°48’7.02” N, 14°22’4.46” E
Speed, course (heading):
9.9kts, 115° (118°)
Arrival:9th Nov 2017
16:00:51 UTC
Last update:
3 months 6 days ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 November 14th, 11:00:22 UTCLiverpool
2017 November 9th, 16:00:51 UTCGibraltar
2017 October 12th, 13:00:50 UTCWeymouth
2017 October 2nd, 16:00:15 UTCPoole
2017 September 30th, 15:30:29 UTCDaysail
2017 September 26th, 12:00:43 UTCPortsmouth
2017 September 24th, 12:00:15 UTCWeymouth
2017 September 22nd, 19:00:33 UTCRye Roads
2017 September 16th, 18:00:26 UTCLeigh Anchorage
2017 September 15th, 12:00:17 UTCBoulogne
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