Christian Radich was built by Framnæs Mech. Yard in 1937. She was built as a sail training 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.

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. However, 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. His birthplace was Halden, but he lived most of his life in Oslo, at that time named Kristiania. Thus the ship is strongly associated with Oslo.

Website: www.radich.no

The history of Christian Radich goes back to 1937, when she was built at Framnæs Mech. Yard in Norway. She was built as a sail training 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 training 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.

Christian Radich is the man behind the ship. 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. However, 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. His birthplace was Halden, but he lived most of his life in Oslo, at that time named Kristiania. Thus the ship is strongly associated with Oslo.

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

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