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af Chapman | Swedish Tourist Association
Af Chapman in Stockholm
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af Chapman | Swedish Tourist Association
The three-masted tall ship Af Chapman
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af Chapman | Swedish Tourist Association
Af Chapman in Stockholm
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af Chapman | Swedish Tourist Association
Af Chapman figurehead in Stockholm
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AF CHAPMAN FACTS

Description
The af Chapman is a three-masted steel sailing ship. It is used as a youth hostel located in the centre of Stockholm, Sweden on the island Skeppsholmen. The island is connected to the city by a bridge. All the rooms onboard have bunk beds and bed linen is provided. The ship is one of the distinctive landmarks of the city.

History
The ship was built in 1888 by Whitehaven Shipbuilding Company in Cumbria, England. She was originally named the Dunboyne and travelled between Europe, America and Australia.. She was bought by a Swedish owner and renamed G.D Kennedy in 1915. She became the af Chapman in 1923 when was bought by the Swedish Navy, and was used as a training ship until 1934. The Navy sold it to the City of Stockholm in 1947, and it is now managed by the Swedish Tourist Association (the Svenska Turistföreningen) as a youth hostel with 136 beds.

Ship Summary
Operator:Swedish Tourist Association
Built by:Whitehaven Shipbuilding Company, Cumbria, England
Date Completed:1888
Gross Tonnage:1425
Length:71.1 m
Width:11.4 m