Friday, 20 January 2017

Dutch sailing vessel (ex-Hermann 1913-1918, Lucie 1918-1939, Laksen 1913-1989, Atlantis 1989-1998) Abel Tasman 1998-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2016

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 5202794, MMSI 245877000 and callsign PCVM. Built in 1913 at the shipyard of Pattje, Waterhuizen, Netherlands as the sailing cargo vessel Hermann since 17 April 1913 of Peter Wilhelm Engellandt, Breiholz, Germany with a register tonnage of 119 gross and 101 net tons and as dimensions 26,37 x 6,45 x 2,27 metres. Between 15 April 1917 and 1918 property of the Schonerrreederei Heins, Hamburg, Germany. Renamed in 9181 Lucie with as homeport Flensburg and until 27 March 1926 owned by the Firm Matthias Nielsen GmbH, Apenrade, Germany. Since 27 March until October 1953 of Christopher  Meeder, Kiel, later Westerrönfeld, Germany). ). In 1927 at a shipyard at Flensburg lengthened with 8 metres. In the Secon d War used by the Kriegsmarine as victualler (transporting potatoes. In 1950 again lengthened now with 6 metres resulting in a measurement of 230 tons and a register tonnage of 160 gross and 121 net tons. Between October 1953-June 1956 property of George Peetersen and in this period also converted into a coaster. As a result of this conversion she now measured 270 tons, a register tonnage of 216 gross and 151 net tons and as dimensions 38,37 x 6,54 x 2,64 metres. Renamed in June 1956 Laksen. Winter 1989 converted into the passenger ship Atlantis and also shortened retaining original design. In 1998 renamed Abel Tasman.