Wednesday, November 5, 2014

HMS Falken

Swedish Navy sailship Falken (S02), port of Livorno
The 39-meter “Falken” is a sail training ship of the Swedish Navy, technically a schooner with a crew of fifteen.
Swedish Navy sailship Falken (S02), port of Livorno
She was built in 1947 at a shipyard in Stockholm, along with her sister ship “Gladan”, and carries up to 38 cadets.
Swedish Navy sailship Falken (S02), port of Livorno
The officers and the cadets of the “Falken” attended a reception at the Naval Academy of Livorno. The ship left the port on Friday evening in route to Ajaccio, in Corsica.

External links: Swedish Navy - Schooner - Italian Naval Academy (Wikipedia) - Port of Livorno (Pinterest)
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15 comments:

William Kendall said...

She looks quite seaworthy!

Michelle said...

I would love to take a sail on this!

Tanya Breese said...

safe travels!

Randy said...

Beautiful ship.

Jack said...

I have never understood why big countries have these sailing ships in their navies in the 21st century.

Dina said...

Nice shots of a nice schooner. The braided girl is lucky to be on board.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Look at all the ropes - I wouldn't know where to begin!

Duncan In Kuantan

veredit - isabella kramer said...

What a beauty this old ship!!

Gunn said...

Wow...... they are beautiful!

Birdman said...

'She' looks to be in her early 20's. hahahaha

Lois said...

Lovely ship, especially bathed in that beautiful light in the first picture!

Revrunner said...

She's a real beauty! The ship, I mean. :-)

Halcyon said...

A beauty!

cieldequimper said...

Oh no, why would such a beauty want to go to Corsica of all places?! :-)

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice with a bit of Sweden in Livorno.