Photoessay: STS Мир (MIR) – 26 photos

Photos taken in Wilhelmshaven / Germany two weeks ago. The ship was on its way to the harbour birthday celebration in Hamburg this weekend.

STS Mir (Russian: Мир, meaning Peace) is a three-masted, full rigged training ship, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was built in 1987 at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland.

Mir is the second largest of six sister ships designed by designed by Polish naval architect Zygmunt Choreń and weighs 2,385 tonnes. It is 109.2 m long, with a beam of 13.9 m and a draught of 6.3 m. The main mast is 52 m high and along with the other masts supports a total sail area of 2,771 m2.

Its shipowner is the Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy (AMSMA) in Saint Petersburg who operates Mir as its main training vessel.

Source: Wikipedia

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