Adolf Vinnen (barquentine)

Adolf Vinnen was a five-masted barquentine that was built by Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany. She was wrecked on her maiden voyage in 1923.

Adolf Vinnen at Bass Point
Name: Adolf Vinnen
Owner: F A Vinnen & Co
Port of registry: Bremen, Germany
Builder: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft
Yard number: 420
Launched: December 1922
In service: February 1923
Out of service: 9 February 1923
Fate: Wrecked
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1,840 GRT
Length: 79.90 m (262 ft 2 in)
Beam: 10.40 m (34 ft 1 in)
Depth: 5.80 m (19 ft 0 in)
Propulsion: Sails, two diesel engines.
Sail plan: Barquentine
Complement: Up to 45


Adolf Vinnen was a 1,849 GRT five-masted barquentine. She was 79.90 metres (262 ft 2 in) long, with a beam of 10.40 metres (34 ft 1 in) and a depth of 5.80 metres (19 ft 0 in). She was propelled by sails and two 350 horsepower (260 kW) 4-cylinder diesel engines. She was designed for a crew of 45.[1]


Adolf Vinnen was built in 1922 by Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel.[1] Launched in December 1922,[2] she was yard number 420.[3] She was built for F A Vinnen & Co, Bremen.[1]

On 9 February 1923,[4] during her maiden voyage from Kiel Germany to Barry, Glamorgan, Wales,[3][5] Adolf Vinnen was driven ashore at Bass Point, Cornwall, United Kingdom in a gale. The Lizard lifeboat attended the ship,[4] Her crew of 24 was rescued by breeches buoy from the cliffs above the wreck. Adolf Vinnen was the last large sailing ship wrecked in the Lizard area.[2] The wreck lies in 12 metres (39 ft) of water.[1]


  1. "Adolf Vinnen [+1923]". Wrecksite. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  2. "A DIVER'S GUIDE TO THE SHIPWRECKS OF THE LIZARD PART 1 : THE WESTERN LIZARD". Diver net extra. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  3. "9105 - ADOLF VINNEN" (in English and French). Épaves du Ponant. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  4. "Casualty reports". The Times (43262). London. 10 February 1923. col G, p. 7.
  5. Leonard, Alan (2008). "Profiting from Shipwrecks". Picture Postcard Annual: 14–16.

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