Postcard from Oslo, Norway, Christian Radich

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Christian Radich was built in 1937 as a sail training ship and is one of Norway’s well-known sailing ambassadors. When merchant and captain Christian Radich died in 1889, he left by will 90.000 Norwegian Kroner to the building of a new school ship for Oslo. His only condition was that the ship should carry his name. The sailing ship was built nearly 50 years later at the Framnæs Yard in Norway. DSC_0065 (640x360)

Christian Radich is a school ship for maritime students in winter and during the summer period, the ship offers voyages for school classes, arrangements for companies and private parties. Christian Radich participates in the Tall Ships’ Races and large sail events in various European ports.

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The vessel is a full-rigged three-masted steel hull, with an overall length of 73 m including the bowsprit and a maximum width of 9.7 m. She has a draught of about 4.7 meters and a displacement at full load of 1050 tons. Under engine power, Christian Radich reaches a top speed of 10 knots, while she can make up to 14 knots under sail.

Christian Radich has 27 sails and a crew about 15-20 persons, its homeport is in Oslo

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The orlops (dormitories) has a capacity for berthing maximum of 80 students.

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