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GOTHEBORG


Vessel stats

Class A
Nationality Sweden
Year Built 2005
Rig Ship

Specification


  • Name: GOTHEBORG
  • Class: A
  • Nationality: Sweden
  • Year built: 2005
  • Home port: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Rig: Ship
  • Height: 48.00 m
  • Length: 40.90 m
  • Entered by: Svenska Ostindiska Companiet

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Biography


The Swedish Ship Götheborg is the largest historical sailing ship in operation. She is a replica of a sailing ship from the 18th century, which was part of the merchant fleet in the Swedish East India Company. In 1745 the original ship ran aground only a few hundred meters from her homeport Gothenburg. A marine archeological investigation was conducted at the wreck site during the 1980s, and in connection with the excavation, the idea was born to rebuild the East Indiaman using ancient handicraft methods and once again sail to China.

It took over 10 years to build the ship at a cost of 40 million Euros, and the construction was followed closely by the ship’s chief patron H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf and godmother H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden. In 2005 the Swedish Ship Götheborg left Gothenburg and for 20 months during 2005 and 2007, the ship sailed the historic route to China and back. Since then she has been sailing around the world seas as a promotion platform for Sweden and Swedish Industry. In the summer of 2010, at the celebrations of the Swedish royal wedding The Swedish Ship Götheborg hosted the first official wedding dinner for the royal family.