A four-masted barque built of steel in 1907 by Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen, at a
total cost of DKK 591.000.
Her dimensions are 97,.35×13,96×7,33 meters [293'8×45'9×23'8] and with a tonnage of 2959 GRT, 2665 NRT and 4000 DWT.
Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails. Equipped with
Capt. Jarvis' brace-winches.
- 1906 December 01
- Launched at the shipyard of Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen, as a sail training ship for AS "Den Danske Handelsflaadens Skoleskib for Befalningsmænd", Copenhagen.
- 1907 March 18
- Capsized at the fitting out warf and severely damaged the rigging.
- 1915 May
- Sold to De Forenede Dampskibs AS for DKK 320.000.
- 1929 July
Gustav Erikson, Mariehamn, bought the ship for £ 6500. The first Finnish master was Captain Ivar Hägerström.
- Sailed from Copenhagen to Port Lincoln in 84 days.
- Laid up at Mariehamn due to the war.
- Used as a floating grain storage in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Towed to Åbo/Turku, Finland, with a cargo of grain.
- Sent with a cargo of timber to East London and then with a
cargo of wheat from Port Victoria to London.
- Viking and Passat
loaded deals for East London and Table Bay. Both ships carried passengers.
Viking arrived at East London after 93 days.
- Laid up in Antwerpen for two years.
- After having been laid up in Rotterdam, the Viking
was sold to Gothenburg, Sweden, for SEK 261.000 to be used as a stationary
Presently preserved as a museum [?] ship in Gothenburg, Sweden.
- Four- and five masted ships, general references.
- Davidsson, Jan: Viking.
Förlag Triangeln, Göteborg, 1981. 4to, 80 pp, ill.
- Lidén, Lena: Flicka på skepp.
Holger Schildts Förlag, Helsingfors, 1966. 8vo, 169 s, ill.
Förf. seglade med 4-m barken Viking som apprentice
- Traung, Olof: Viking, storseglare och skolskepp.
Nautic, Göteborg, 1951. 8vo, 36 pp, ill., 1 plates.
Updated 1997-03-15 by Lars Bruzelius.
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