Khersones (ship)

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Khersones at SAIL Amsterdam 2005.jpg
Owner: Sevastopol branch of Federal State-Financed Educational Institution of Higher Education
Builder: Lenin Shipyard, Gdańsk
Launched: 1989
Status: Active
Notes: Home port, Sevastopol
General characteristics
Class and type: Russian Maritime Register Special Purpose Ship !A
Length: 108.6 m (356 ft)
Beam: 14 m (46 ft)
Draft: 6,8 m
Propulsion: sail, 2 1,000 hp. auxiliary engines
Sail plan: 3-masted ship rig; sail area 2,770 m2 (29,800 sq ft), 26 sails,[1] height 49.5 m (162 ft)[2]
Complement: 42, including 2 teachers; 72 cadets; 91 trainees/passengers, max. 250 for day sails
Notes: Speed under sail, 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph).; under power, 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph).[1]

The Khersones or Chersones is a Russian three-mast tall ship, a full rigged ship. It was built in 1989 in Gdańsk Shipyard, Poland, in a series of six sister ships (among which also the Mir), after the designs of Polish naval architect Zygmunt Choreń. The ship is named after the city of Chersonesus an ancient city and archaeological site near Sevastopol.

Today Khersones was a training ship for the Admiral Ushakov Maritime State University. She partakes in many windjammer regattas.[2]

Khersones will take part in "SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta – 2016".[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Die Khersones, Schiffsdaten". Inmaris Group, Windjammer Cruising Worldwide. 2006. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved Apr 8, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b Benavente, Roberto (October 2001). "Across the Cape Horn by Sail". Archived from the original on 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2008-08-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ Парусник «Херсонес» примет участие в первой после капитального ремонта регате

External links[edit]

Khersones on the River Mersey