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Atalanta | Atalanta Association
The schooner SS Atalanta from Wismar, Germany.
Photograph by Förderverein Schoner „ATALANTA“ e. V.. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)





ATALANTA FACTS

Description
SS Atalanta is a 36 m long wooden schooner with sail area of around 334 square metres. The ship has 18 bunks and is approved to carry up to 50 passengers on day trips, and 24 on multi day trips. The vessel is now used for youth and student sail training. It can also be booked for special events and corporate events.

History
Atalanta was built in 1901 at St. Peter's shipyard in Wewelsfleth. She was launched as Cuxhaven for the state of Hamburg and operated as a pilot ship in the Elbe estuary. The Cuxhaven was retired in 1929 and refitted under the name Atalanta. She was acquired by the Bank of M. M. Warburg, Brinkmann Wirtz who operated it for over 40 years. In 1994 the Atalanta Association was established in Wismar, and the ship was donated to the Association by Warbur bank. In 2001 after eight years of renovation it commenced use as a youth ship to commemorate the ship's 100th birthday.

Ship Summary
Operator:Atalanta Association
Built by:St. Peter's shipyard in Wewelsfleth
Date Completed:1901
Length:36 m
Width:6.32 m