Picton Castle Barque

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Picton Castle is a barque employed in sail training. The ship is a completely refitted barque that observes the rigorous standards of Germanischer Lloyds for steel-hulled Cape Horners.

She is 179 feet (55 m) overall, with riveted steel hull, clear oiled-pine decks, steel masts, and wooden and steel yards. She carries 12,450 square feet (1160 m) of canvas sail. The ship also has a powerful 690 hp (515 kW) Burmeister & Wain alpha diesel engine for occasions when sailing is not feasible. The galley is on deck, and its 1893 cook stove is similar to those used on commercial sailing ships 100 years ago. The Picton Castle is a true working tall ship.

Wikipedia -  Read more about the Picton Castle

Picton Castle - Cape Town March 2006

Captain's Log - Cape Town 2006 - 21st February - 24th March 2006 - From the official Picton Castle site

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Picton Castle - Cape Town

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All photos courtesy Danie van den Berg 5th March 2006

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