STS Sedov technical characteristics

The four-masted barque Sedov was the first tall ship of class A equipped with auxiliary power. The ship carries her fore-and-aft and square sails on the fore mast, mainmast, mizzen, jigger and bowsprit. The spars mast columns, yards, topmasts and the bowsprit are principally made of riveted steel and supported by standing rigging (shrouds, stays and backstays). The boom, gaffs and most of the yards are of the Mannessmann Brothers seamless steel technology type. The spars and rigging weigh as many as 210 tons. The total height of the masts from keel to top is 63,5 m, the jigger is 54 m high.

On the weather decks there is equipment characteristic of any sailing vessel: pin and fife rails, belaying pins, running rigging (ropes that are not fixed and used for handling the sails) as well as deck mechanisms: manual sheet capstans for handling the sails and manual brace winches for swinging the yards.

The Sedov is provided with 36 inflatable life rafts carrying 20 persons each and two life boats. Besides, all the crew (240 people) are supplied with personal immersion suits and life jackets.

The machinery space of the barque is equipped with Wärtsilä power installation, three auxiliary diesel generators, two steam boilers, separators, pumps, air compressors and a desalination installation.

Technical characteristics:

  • Keel laying: April, 1920, Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft shipyard, Kiel, Germany
  • Launching: March 23rd, 1921, Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft shipyard, Kiel, Germany
  • Shipowner: Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education Murmansk State Technological University
  • Complement: 55 crew members
  • Apprentices: 146 cadets / trainees
  • Callsign: UELO
  • IMO number: 7946356
  • MMSI number: 2735100000
  • Displacement: 6,340 t
  • Deadweight: 1,382 t
  • Gross registered tonnage: 3,432 rt
  • Net tonnage: 1,029 rt
  • Maximum draft: 6.5 m
  • Depth overall: 8.72
  • Length overall: 118 m
  • Beam overall: 14.6 m
  • Engine power: 1 600 KW / 2 175 HP
  • Sail area: 4,192 m2
  • Number of sails: 32 (18 square sails and 14 fore-and-aft sails)
  • Speed using engine: 10 knots
  • Speed under sail: up to 18 knots
  • Air draft: 57 m
  • Fuel supply: 254 t
  • Water ballast: 1,237 t
  • Number of decks: 4 (poop deck, upper deck, lower deck, platform deck)
  • Number of watertight bulkheads: 6
  • Number of watertight compartments: 7

Electronic aids to navigation:

  • Magnetic compass
  • Gyrocompas
  • Radar
  • Echo sounder
  • Log
  • Automatic Radar Plotting Aid
  • GPS and GLONAS receivers
  • Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)
  • VHF radio station (provided with digital selective call)
  • MF/HF radio station (provided with digital selective call and direct-printing radiotelegraph receiver)
  • GMDSS ship earth station (INMARSAT-C)
  • EPIRB
  • NAVTEX receiver
  • Enhanced group call receiver
  • SARTs
  • AIS receiver
  • Voyage data recorder
  • Ship Security Alert System (SSAS)
  • Loud speaker system