World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Jacobstads Wapen

Article Id: WHEBN0003329434
Reproduction Date:

Title: Jacobstads Wapen  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Jakobstad, Ships of Finland, Fredrik Henrik af Chapman, Ships built in Finland, Ship replica
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Jacobstads Wapen

The Jacobstads Wapen is a modern replica of an 18th-century galeas built in Jakobstad, Finland, between 1988 and 1994. She is built according to blueprints by the Swedish warship architect Fredrik Henrik af Chapman (1720–1808) dating from 1755, the oldest vessel blueprints found in Finland. She is classified by the Finnish national board of navigation as a passenger, special-purpose vessel. The 18th century galleon Jacobstads Wapen was sold off in Amsterdam.

She has been used as a symbol for Jakobstad but as of late has encountered financial problems. She participated in the festivities at the 300 year anniversary of St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2003. In 2005 it was discovered that some of the woodwork had deteriorated and is currently awaiting renovations.


  • Length: 82 ft (25 meters)
  • Length (overall): 131 ft (40 meters)
  • Bowsprit: 49 ft (15 meters)
  • Width: 25 ft (7.6 meters)
  • Draught: 8 ft (2.5 meters)
  • Sails: eight, total sail area 5 813sq/ft (540 square meters)
  • Main mast height: 105 ft (32 meters) above the waterline
  • Engines: 700 hp Volvo Penta
  • Ballast: 34.4 long tons (35 metric tons)
  • Speed: between 0 and 10 knots (often around 7 knots) under sail.

See also

External links

  • Photos of Jacobstads Wapen
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.