Book Review-‘Viermastbark Kruzenshtern ex Padua: Eine deutsch-russische Dokumentation zur Technik- und Sozialgeschichte des Frachtseglers und Schulschiffs’ by T. Böttcher and C. HieberREview-‘

By Frank Scott, published December 2020


The four-masted barque Padua, launched in 1926, was not only the last of the Laeisz ‘Flying P-Liners’, she was the last cargo-carrying square rigger to be built anywhere. Padua was the epitome of ‘the industrial sailing ship’, which is why her photograph, in her present incarnation as the sail training ship Kruzenshtern, was chosen to illustrate a recent Mariners Mirror article (‘Technology and the Four-masted Commercial Sailing Ship, 1875–1950’, vol. 98:4 (2012))…

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Filed under: Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

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