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windjammer

Windjammer is a sailing ship from the latest generation of large commercial vessels. The steel riveted vessels appeared in the end of the 19th century nearly for half a century on the basis of the industrial revolution advances, have found their niche in competition with steamships. In the struggle with the engine windjammers have adopted the best they could at the end of the 19th century, offer them technological progress
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Welcome aboard!


We kindly appreciate your interest in our wonderful four-masted barque "Kruzenshtern" and we are happy to invite you to her virtual board on the eve it her the 90th anniversary!

We are glad that you have joined a great number of guests who regularly visit the ship at various ports of different seas. Fortunately, busy navigation schedule allows thousands of guests to visit “Kruzenshtern” every year. We respect all of our guests but today we kindly offer you the opportunity to have a virtual tour around the vessel. We hope that the website you can find out for yourself, a lot of interesting things, and you will do it comfortably. We hope that you will enjoy visiting our web-site.

If you have already met the "Kruzenshtern", we’re sure you are in love with it. And if you are to get familiarized with the ship, our site will be helpful. And it doesn’t matter what you are - a cadet or a guest, and how much time you will spend on board, really or virtually, it will be amazing!

Barque history


Birth of the Windjammer

The four-masted barque built in Bremerhaven (Geestemünde) and launched in 1926 with the name "Padua", and for 70 years known throughout the world as the "Kruzenshtern" is a unique sailing ship. We wouldn’t like to call her "legendary" because there are practically no legends and myths about the vessel and all possible questions are answered sooner or later. There are irrefutable facts, documents and reality, and the steel giant is more than a tangible object, life history of which is quite evident in the 20th century. So there are no mysteries, except just one.

The magic of this extraordinary vessel, and it is indeed extraordinary, is her people. They were the people who the barque the second birth and a future prosperous life.

1926
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Kruzenshtern in motion


Kruzenshtern welcomes you
Bark Kruzenshtern is entering the Bay of Sevastopol
Departure from Varna
Kruzenshtern congratulates on the Academy Day!
next video Bark Kruzenshtern is entering the Bay of Sevastopol

Principal Particulars

  • Length Overall: 114.5 m
  • Breadth Overall: 14.04 m
  • Summer Waterline Draught: 6.27 m
  • Sail Area: 3400 m²
  • Mast height above deck 56m
  • Speed under Sails: 17 knots
  • Speed on Engines: 10 knots
  • Number of Decks: 5
  • Number of Bulkheads: 7
  • Crew: 60 people
  • Number of Cadets: 120
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Where is the barque now

You can keep track the recent position of the "Kruzenshtern" on the interactive map.

Nearest events
05.10.2020 02:39:00 pm
Kruzenshtern has celebrated Victory Day
75 years ago the Great Patriotic war was over. The world  has changed a lot since then, but our memory of the feat of the Soviet people, the memory of the heroes who fought for our Homeland, for future generations, for the whole world, remains unchanged.
04.28.2020 02:20:00 pm
Kruzenshtern in Novorossiysk
The Kruzenshtern moored at the berth of the passenger terminal in Novorossiysk, the largest port of Russia. Locals keep on taking photoes with the vessel on the background. Due to the current situation the ship is closed toThe Kruzenshtern moored at the berth of the passenger terminal in Novorossiysk, the largest port of Russia. Locals keep on taking photoes with the vessel on the background. Due to the current situation the ship is closed to visitors. visitors.
04.20.2020 11:38:00 pm
The way to the Black Sea
The Aegean Sea was not really welcoming to the Kruzenshtern: wind gusts reached more than 20 meters per second, sea state force was 7. Ship’s speed dropped to three knots.

In whose honour the barque was called

Portrait of I.F. Kruzenshtern.
Amber picture in the captain`s cabinet.

Ivan Kruzenshtern

The four-masted barque (ex "Padua", built in 1926 in German) after being accepted by the Soviet Union as reparation, has had the name after Ivan Kruzenshtern since 1946 - the outstanding Russian seafarer, explorer and admiral (1770-1846).

More than ten geographical locations on the world map are named after this man. A reef, a strait and an island, and even a crater (since 1935) on the visible side of the Moon are among them. There is also a monument to Kruzenshtern opposite the Naval Cadet Corps on Lieutenant Schmidt embankment in St. Petersburg, as well as a harbor tug, the Airbus A-320 of Aeroflot and an international autoliner of the St. Petersburg transport company. This name was given to streets and avenues in dozens of cities and even to a secondary school in Rostock, Germany. Still, the first association people get is connected with the famous sailing ship "Kruzenshtern".

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