Christian Radich, a full-rigged ship based in Oslo, celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.
It was built by Framnæs Mechanics Yard in 1937 and acted as a training ship for the Norwegian merchant navy for many years: the dormitories had capacity for 80-90 students. Plus, there was a large galley for cookery lessons, facilities for carpentry training, and there used to be a machine shop for the training of engineers.
It is now used for paid trips for sailing trainees, and it participates in a number of races and sail events. It will take part in the Tall Ships Regatta 2017, running from Greenwich, London, to Sines on Portugal’s Algarve in April.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 20 February 2017
Part of Traces of the Past