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Christian Radich | Christian Radich Sail Training Foundation
Tall Ship Christian Radich under sail.
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Christian Radich | Christian Radich Sail Training Foundation
Christian Radich
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Christian Radich | Christian Radich Sail Training Foundation
Christian Radich
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Christian Radich | Christian Radich Sail Training Foundation
The figurehead of the Norwegian ship Christian Radich
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CHRISTIAN RADICH FACTS

Description
The Christian Radich is a Norwegian full rigged sailing ship. The steel-hulled , three-masted ship carries a total of about 1360 square metres of sail. She is based in Oslo, Norway and has a crew of 18, and capable of carrying 88 passengers. The ship appeared in the UK BBC television series, The Onedin Line. Christian Radich has participated in numerous Tall Ships races and events in various countries, including visiting the United States in 1976 to take part in the Bicentennial celebrations. Since 1999, the ship has been operating charter voyages, as well as taking paying passengers on sail training trips. The ship is also used for school trips and company trips which typically last from three to five days and sail in the areas such as Oslofjord and Skagerrak, with 60 to 80 participants. Christian Radich also takes passengers on fjord cruises.

History
The Christian Radich was completed in 1937 at the Framnæs shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway for the Christian Radich Sail Training Foundation. She was built for training Norwegian sailors for the merchant navy. The vessel was taken over by the Germans during the second World War. Towards the end of the war, the ship was bombed and sunk, but was raised again after the war and towed to Kiel. It was subsequently towed back to Norway and restored in 1947.

Ship Summary
Operator:Christian Radich Sail Training Foundation
Built by:Framnæs Mekaniske Værksted, Sandefjord, Norway
Date Completed:1937
Gross Tonnage:1050
Length:62.5 m (73 m overall)
Width:9.7 m
Passengers:80
Crew:18
IMO:5071729