The ship

Technical specifications: 

Name Sk/S Christian Radich -Three mast – Fully Rigged Ship 
Homeport:                            Oslo
Ship building yard:              Framnæs Mekaniske Verksted, Norway
Year of construction:          1937
LOA w/bowspritz:              73,00 m
Beam:                                   9,70 m
Depht:                                  4,70 m
Height:                                 37,70 m

 

Tonnage 
Net tonns:                           198,00 tonn
Gross tons:                          663,00 tonn
Deplacements:                    1050,00 tonn

Sail area:                              1360,00 m2
Number of sails:                 27
Crew, about:                       15-20 persons
Main engine Caterpilar:     900 hk
Speed, engine:                    10 knots
Speed, sailing:                    14 knots

History

Christian Radich was built by Framnæs Mek. Yard in 1937. She was built as a sailtraining ship: the orlops (dormitories) had capacity for berthing 80-90 students (maximum 80 today after renovation), a large galley, for learning to cook, carpentry training, and earlier there was also a machine shop on board (where the galley is now) for the training of engineers. The purpose of the training ship was to train sailors. Sailing-ships were the usual vessels around the turn of the century and that is why the sailing ships continued as a school ship later on.
 

The Man – Christian Radich

Even though the initiator to build Christian Radich is often referred to as “Captain”, his profession was general manager of a saw mill and he was also part owner in another. But he loved the sea, and it is said that he never got tired of listening to stories from his cousin who was a captain. Simeon Christian Radich lived from 1822 to 1889. The birthplace was Halden, but he lived most of his life in Oslo, at that time named Kristiania. The ship is indeed associated with Oslo.

Awards in Tall Ships’ Race:

2011: Waterford – Greenock: 1. plass + 1. plass overall
2011: Lerwick – Stavanger: 3. plass
2010: Antwerpen – Ålborg: 1. plass + 1. plass overall
2010: Kristiansand – Hartlepool: 2. plass + 5. plass overall
2010: Sammenlagt Antwerpen – Hartlepool: 1. plass: Cape Horn Trophy                       
2009: Gdynia – St. Petersburg: 1. plass + 1. plass overall
2009: Turku – Klaipeda: 1. plass + 5. plass overall
2009: Sammenlagt Gdynia – Klaipeda: 1. plass : Cape Horn Trophy
2008: Liverpool – Måløy: 1. plass + 3. plass overall
2008:Bergen – Den Helder: 1. plass + 1. plass overall                                                         
2008: Sammenlagt Liverpool – Den Helder: 1. pl.: Cape Horn Trophy                            
2007: Århus – Kotka: 2. plass
2007: Stockholm – Szczecin: 1. plass + 1. plass overall
2007: Sammenlagt Århus – Szczecin: 1. plass: Class A Race Series Trophy                     
2006: St. Malo – Lisboa: 1. plass + 1. plass overall
2006: La Coruna – Antwerpen: 2. plass
2005: Waterford – Cherbourg: 1. plass + 1. plass overall
2005: Newcastle – Fredrikstad: 1. plass + 1. plass overall
2005: Sammenlagt Waterford – Fredrikstad: 1. pl.: Cape Horn Trophy
2004: Stavanger – Cuxhaven: 3. plass + 4. plass overall
1999: St. Malo – Greenock: 2. plass + 3. plass overall
1999: Lerwick – Ålborg: 1. plass + 5. plass overall
1999: Sammenlagt St. Malo – Ålborg: 1. plass: Cape Horn Trophy
1997: Aberdeen – Trondheim: 2. plass + 2. plass overall
1992: Columbus Regatta: Cadiz – Puerto Rico: 1. plass
1980: Boston – Kristiansand: 1. plass + 1. plass overall
1978: Gøteborg – Oslo: 2. plass
1976: Plymouth – Tenerife: 3. plass + 3. plass overall
1976: Tenerife – Bermuda: 3. plass + 7. plass overall
1976: Bermuda – Newport: 3. plass
1976: Sammenlagt: Plymouth – Newport: 2. plass
1972: Helsinki – Falsterbo: 1. plass + 2. plass overall
1970: Plymouth – Tenerife: 1. plass + 6. plass overall
1966: Falmouth – Skagen: 2. plass
1964: Lisboa – Bermuda: 1. plass
1958: Brest – Las Palmas: 2. plass
1956: Torbay – Lisboa: 2. plass (1. pl. after todays classification)