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Oosterschelde at Sydney Harbour
contributed by sunnypicsoz, taken on 10 October 2013
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Oosterschelde at the Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review 2013. These Navy Centenary Celebrations were held on Sydney Harbour, Australia October 2013.
More 35 RAN and visting warships as well as 17 tall ships with 8,000 navy personel from 19 nations participated.
This special event commemorated the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet into Sydney Harbour in 1913
For the estuary in the Netherlands, see Oosterschelde.
Oosterschelde Kieler Foerde.jpg
Career (Netherlands) Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Type: Topsail Schooner
Tonnage: deadweight of 400 tons
Length: 50 metres (160 ft)
Beam: 7.5 metres (25 ft)
Height: 36 metres (118 ft)
Depth: 2.95 metres (9 ft 8 in)
Installed power: Deutz 6 cylinder, 360 hp
Sail plan: Topsail schooner, 891 square metres (9,590 sq ft) sail area
Capacity: room for 24 embarked passengers, up to 120 passengers on daytrips
Crew: 4 to 8
The Oosterschelde is a three-masted schooner from the Netherlands, built in 1918. She is the largest restored Dutch freightship and the only remaining Dutch three-masted topsail schooner. Her home port is Rotterdam.
As a freighter with a deadweight of 400 tons, she transported mainly clay, stone and wood, but also herring, bran, potatoes, straw and bananas. In the 1930s, a heavier diesel engine was installed and some sail-rigging was removed (including the aft mast). In 1939, she was sold to a Danish shipping company and, rebaptised Fuglen II, became one of the most modern ships in the Danish fleet. In 1954, she was sold to a Swede, renamed Sylvan and thoroughly rebuilt to a modern motorised coaster.In 1988, she was brought back to the Netherlands. She had always been maintained well, but restoration to the original state turned out too expensive for private funding. So a foundation collected money from various sources, partly by selling shares in the ship. Restoration lasted from 1990 to 1992, with the help of her last Dutch captain, Jan Kramer, and three maritime museums to ensure authenticity.
From 1996 through 1998 she made a trip around the world (route: Red Sea, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, New-Zealand, Cape Horn, Antarctic, Ašores). Maintenance is paid for through paying passengers and company presentations. A new voyage around the world started on November 3, 2012 and will end in May 2014. This will bring the ship to Cabo Verde, Brazil, Cape Of Good Hope, Mauritius, Cape Leeuwin, New Zealand, Cape Horn and Antarctica
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