Monday, May 15, 2006

Barque Gorch Fock Under Full Sail

The Gorch Fock (II) is the German Naval Sail Training Ship based in Kiel. She was commissioned in 1958. Her four sister ships were built from 1933-1938 and are based in Germany, USA, Portugal and Romania.

She is expected to visit Newport, Rhode Island from June 27-July 1st, 2007 as part of Tall Ships Rhode Island 2007 and the Tall Ships Challenge Series.

The training ship Barque Lord Nelson is seen in the distance in this picture taken soon after the start of the Tall Ships 2000 race from Cadiz to Bermuda.

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