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Photographer:Clyde Dickens [View profile]Title:SOUTHERN SWAN & JAMES CRAIGAdded:Aug 30, 2009
Photo Category: Traditional rig sailing ships from 120'(36.6m) LOA
Sydney Harbour, Walsh Bay and Darling Harbour. 30 August 2009.

Foreground : Southern Swan. Former names: Our Svanen (name on transom), Mathilde, Pacific, H.C.Andersen, Svanen
Registered port: Redfern Nation: AUSTRALIA
Type of rigging: BARKENTINE Year built: 1922 Yard: K. Andersen, Frederikssund, DK
Overall length: 39.60 m Length (hull): 27.40 m Breadth: 7.20 m Draught: 2.90 m
Sail area: 548 m2 Ship's hull: Holz / Wood Power: 250 PS Engine: Caterpillar

Background: James Craig Former names: Clan Macleod
Registered port: Sydney Nation: AUSTRALIA
Type of rigging: BARK Year built: 1874 Yard: Bertram, Haswell & Co., Sunderland, England
Overall length: 54.70 m Breadth: 9.70 m Draught: 5.30 m Ship's hull: Stahl / Steel

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Clyde Dickens on Sep 02, 2009 09:34 (10 years ago)
Thank you Peter

She still has Our Svanen on the transom, even though that name is not mentioned on the web site for Southern Swan! See
For that matter the name Southern Swan is not given prominence either! And Our Svanen is not mentioned as a former name. Another !


Extract from web site follows
She participated in the 1982 Tall Ships Race from Philadelphia to Portugal. In 1986 after appearing at the World Expo in Vancouver, Svanen sailed to England to join the Australian Bicentennial First Fleet Re-Enactment for the historic voyage to Sydney. Svanen’s original name was ‘Mathilde’, then ‘Pacific’ [1926], then ‘H C Andersen’ [1930], and finally ‘Svanen’ [1938].

Facts: Capacity: 90 passengers plus crew Length: 40 metres LWL: 27.2 metres
Beam: 8.2 metres Draught: 3.3 metres Mast Height: 24 metres Weight: 220 tonnes
Peter Karberg on Sep 01, 2009 20:08 (10 years ago)
Nice photo mate! You can now add SVANEN to the ex names Clyde. She is now called SOUTHERN SWAN since her refurbishment. I like her old name better don't you think?


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