Roald Amundsen (named in honor of Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen), originally named Vilm, is a German steel-ship built at the Elbe River in 1952. Having worked in different areas, she was refitted in 1992 to 1993 as a brig (two-masted square-rigged sailing ship) and now serves as a sail training ship. During summer, she usually operates in the Baltic Sea, and usually embarks for journeys to farther destinations for winter, including several trans-Atlantic crossings.



Displacement: 480 tons
Length: 50,2m
Draft: 4.2 max.
Propulsion: 300 PS (221 kW) Buckau-Wolf
Sail plan: 850 m2 - 18 sails
Crew: 16 regular crew + 32 trainees