Großherzogin Elisabeth (ship)

Großherzogin Elisabeth is a 1909 German sailing ship built as the San Antonio, a replacement for the 1907 freighter San Antonio which had been lost in a collision at sea.[1]

Großherzogin Elisabeth moored in Amsterdam
Name: San Antonio (1909-1973)
Owner: Andreas Hammerstein (1909–1947)
Builder: Built on a shipyard in Alblasserdam, the Netherlands
Launched: 19 August 1909
Fate: Sold
  • Ariadne (1973–1982)
  • Großherzogin Elisabeth (1982–present)
Namesake: Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  • Hartmut Paschburg (1973–1982)
  • Landkreis Wesermarsch (1982–1993)
  • Schulschiffverein „Großherzogin Elisabeth“ e. V. (1993–present)
Acquired: 1973
Homeport: Elsfleth
Status: Active
General characteristics
Tonnage: 463 GRT
Length: 63.7 m (209 ft)
Beam: 8.23 m (27.0 ft)
Draft: 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Installed power: 400 hp (300 kW) Diesel
Notes: Sail area: 1,010 m²

On 25 January 1914, San Antonio ran aground off the coast of Morocco.[1][2] In 1929 she capsized near Copenhagen, Denmark; however, she was salvageable and was converted into a coastal trading vessel.[1]

After several Dutch owners, she was acquired by the German shipowner Hartmut Paschburg in 1973 and was a cruise ship on the Mediterranean for several years, operating with the name Ariadne.[1]

In 1982, the ship was sold to the Kreis of Wesermarsch and the sail training club Schulschiffverein „Großherzogin Elisabeth“ e. V. was founded. Since 1993, the club has been owner of the ship.[1]

Today, Großherzogin Elisabeth is primarily used for sail training and is based in Elsfleth.[3]

See also


  1. "Chronik – Das Schiff – Grossherzogin Elisabeth". Schulschiffverein “Großherzogin Elisabeth” e. V. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  2. Großherzogin Elisabeth Ship Profile, 4 November 2001.
  3. "Das Schiff – Grossherzogin Elisabeth". Schulschiffverein “Großherzogin Elisabeth” e. V. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
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