Oosterschelde

Class : A

Rig : Topsail Schooner 3

Heights : 36.00 m

Lengh of hull : 40.12 m

Nationality : The Netherlands

Year built : 1918

Home port : Rotterdam

 

The Oosterschelde was built in the Netherlands in 1917 at the order of the Rotterdam shipping company HAAS and is the last remaining representative of the large fleet of schooners that sailed under the Dutch flag at the beginning of the 20th century.

Her name is derived from the eastern part of the Schelde river that flows from France through Belgium and the Netherlands to the sea. As the largest restored Dutch sailing ship the Oosterschelde is a monument for Dutch shipbuilding and maritime navigation under sail, she is unique in her kind.

Photo © Sail Training International