El clipper STAD AMSTERDAM estuvo anclado en El Masnou

(08/05/2007) El buque escuela holandés STAT AMSTERDAM ancló esta mañana durante unas horas delante de El Masnou, frente a la estación de Ocata. Este moderno clipper, construido en el año 2.000 y diseñado por Gerard Dijkstra & Partners, dispone de casco de aluminio y tres palos. Es un claro ejemplo para avalar que el pasado nos puede ofrecer oportunidades de admiración, recuerdo, aprendizaje y convivencia. Esto lo conviente en algo vivo y actual.

Para los que quieran más información, adjuntamos un extracto de la ficha del astillero mencionado (en inglés):

MAIN DIMENSIONS:
Length 60.50 m, Length t.o.a. 78.00 m
Beam max 10.50 m, Draft 4.80 m
Air draught 46.50 m,
Displacement tonnage 1038 ton
Sail area 2200 m2

BACKGROUND
The inspiration for the design of the new clipper 'STAD AMSTERDAM' has been the clipper frigate 'AMSTERDAM', a near sister ship of the 'CALIFORNIA', the first iron clipper built in the Netherlands. The 'AMSTERDAM' measured 799 tons (422 'last') and was built on shipyard 'De Haan', from van Vlissingen and Dudok van Heel ( now 'Werkspoor') in Amsterdam, by order of the Amsterdam trading company Louis Bienfait & Soon. The 'AMSTERDAM' was the first iron clipper and the second iron ship in the Dutch capital. The 'AMSTERDAM' sailed at the time the flourishing period of sail trading ships came to its end, the clippers and the later windjammers were the last merchant sailing vessels. The 'AMSTERDAM' was known as a fast sailor. But her life was only short, she was reported missing on her seventh journey in 1866, she got lost during a hurricane north of St. Helena, probably because the cargo of rice shifted. This ship is built by Damen Shipyard for Rederij Clipper Stad Amsterdam

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