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Barque diagram

The Barque has three or more masts with square sails on all except the mizzen (aft) mast.

Picton Castle

Picton Castle

Flag - Cook Island
L.O.A. - 148' (45.1m)
Rig - Barque
Year Built - 1928
Home Port - Rarotonga, Cook Islands, S. Pacific

Picton Castle is a 300 ton steel barque. The sail training workshops on board include rigging, sail-making, boat handling and navigation.

Four Masted Barque



Flag - Russia
L.O.A. - 342' (104.2m)
Rig - Four Masted Barque
Year Built - 1926
Home Port - St. Petersburg

Kruzenshtern is the second largest sailing ship in the world. Originally named Padua, she was built in Germany in the 1920's as one of five clipper ships for the 'Flying P Line' which traded in the Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Pacific.

Kaiwo Maru

Kaiwo Maru

Flag - Japan
L.O.A. - 309' (94.3m)
Rig - Four Masted Barque
Year Built - 1989
Home Port - Tokyo

In 1943 there were four training ships for the Japanese merchant marine colleges and schools - Taisei Maru, Shintoku Maru, Nippon Maru and Kaiwo Maru. The present Kaiwo Maru replaced the origional 59 year old Kaiwo Maru in 1989.

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