Photographer's Note

The East Indiaman Götheborg is a large wooden sailship, a replica of the vessel with the same name. The original sank off Gothenburg on the 12 September 1745 while approaching its home harbour after returning from her third voyage to Asia. All sailors survived, but the ship was lost.
When the wreckage of the vessel Götheborg was found in 1985 the idea emerged of making a replica of the vessel. The keel for the replica was laid the 11 June 1995. The vessel was built using traditional means and is as close to the original as possible.

Facts about the Ship:
* Length: 40,9 m
* Total length including bowsprit: 58,5 m
* Beam: 11 m
* Sail area: 1,900 m²
* Draugth at the stern: 5.25 m
* Draugth at the bow: 4,75 m
* Ballast: 400 tonnes
* Displacement (weight of ship and load): 1,150 tonnes
* Engines: 2 Volvo Penta 2x22 kWh, with a combined output of 1,100 horsepower (820 kW). Four fuel tanks with a total capacity of 36.000 litres.
* Average speed: 5 to 6 knots (9 to 11 km/h), with a max. engine speed of 8 knots (15 km/h)
* Crew: 80, of whom 50 are trainees
* Bunkering: Food for 80 people for 60 days and spare for another 30 days
* Navigation and communication equipment: GPS, radar and Satcom B (a Inmarsat B terminal)
* Desalination equipment capable of producing 18.000 litres of fresh water during a 24-hour period.
* 14 cannons (for salute). The original ship had 30, both six- and threepounders for self-defence against pirates and hijackers.

Facts about the photograph
Shot at the Marina Beach in Chennai early in the morning. Notes from Wikipedia...

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