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Danish 1860 frigate Jylland in Ebeltoft dry dock


Danish 1860 frigate Jylland in Ebeltoft dry dock


The Danish frigate Jylland was launched in 1860. She got a full rigg and a steam engine of 1300 HP which gave her a maximum speed  of 11 knots. The propeller could be retracted into the hull during sailing. The withdrawing mechanism is shown on several photos (see below).

The Jylland is 71 m long and thus one of the largest wooden ships of the age of sail that still exists. She became famous during the 1864 battle of Heligoland when the Danish squadron forced a retreat of the Austrian and Prussian squadron.

The ship was decommissioned in 1908. In 1984 she was placed into a dry dock in Ebeltoft on the Baltic Seas coast and underwent a major restauration. Today the ship is a museum ship open to visitors.

There is some more information in a Wikipedia article on the Jylland.

When we visited her in August 2011, the foremast and part of the hull was scaffolded for maitenance works and the fore yard had been taken away. So the photos can't show the ship in her full beauty and true elegance, but the weather allowed for some fine picture taking anyway.

Photo gallery of the Jylland

51 pictures. If you click on a picture you will get the high resolution image.

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