Thursday, 2 July 2015

Czech tall ship La Grace 2008-

Czech Republic-flagged, homeport Prague, Czech Republic and MMSI 270467000. Replica of which the building started in the end of 2008 on a Egyptian shipyard at Suez while supervised by constructor Daniel Rosecky and captain Josef Dvorsky, launched on 5 December 2010 and which was baptized on 1 May 2011 at Athens, Greece. Described as a second half century brig. Dimensions 23,8 (between perpendiculars)-32 (over all)  x ? x 2,8 x 25 (height) metres and a tonnage of 126 tons burthen. The original La Grace was the name of the frigate commanded by the Czech seaman Augustin Herman (1621-1686) who in his professional career served for the Dutch West Indies Company, afterwards as a privateer on Spanish ships and finally becoming the largest tobacco exporter of America.