Last of the Flying P Liners Still Sailing, Russian Navy’s Kruzenshtern, Visiting 20 Ports in 11 Countries in 2013

KflyingPFor a handful of ships, the great age of sail has not yet ended.  In 2013, the Russian Navy sail training ship Kruzenshtern will call in 20 seaports in 11 countries and will take part in several international regattas. The ship, originally built in 1926 in Bremerhaven, Germany as the Padua is one of four surviving Laeisz Flying P liners and the last actively sailing.  The Kruzenshtern, a four masted barque, is the second oldest windjammer still actively sailing, second only to the Russian sail training ship Sedov, built in 1921 as the Magdalene Vinnen II.

Tall ship Kruzenstern destinations for 2013

The other surviving Flying P liners are the Pommern; a museum ship in Mariehamn, Finland; the Peking, a museum ship in New York City’s South Street Seaport and the Passat, a museum ship in Lübeck’s sea resort of Travemünde, Germany.

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4 Responses to Last of the Flying P Liners Still Sailing, Russian Navy’s Kruzenshtern, Visiting 20 Ports in 11 Countries in 2013

  1. Dusty says:

    This is fantastic, I’d love to see one of the large square riggers one day.

  2. dennis beebe says:

    think a US port will be on her itinerary?

  3. Christine says:

    To Dennis
    Sorry, no US ports scheduled in 2013.

  4. Deryck Clay says:

    I have an original oil pinting of the Kruzenshtern by John Richard Perry that I purchased in Kennebunkport some time in the mid 70’s. I am interested in selling the painting and am wondering where I could get a fair appraisal? Can you help me?

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