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Europa is a steel-hulled barque registered in the Netherlands. Originally it was a German lightship, named Senator Brockes and built in 1911 at the H.C. Stülcken & Sohn shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. Until 1977, it was in use by the German Federal Coast Guard as a lightship on the river Elbe. A Dutchman bought the vessel (or what was left of her) in 1985 and in 1994 she was fully restored as a barque, a three-mast rigged vesse
Type: Three-masted steel barque
Tonnage: 303 GT
Length: 56 m (184 ft)
Beam: 7.5 m (25 ft)
Height: 33 m (108 ft)
Draught: 3.8 m (12 ft)
Installed power: 2 × 365 HP Caterpillar 6-cyl. Diesel
Propulsion: Sail; auxiliary Diesel engine
Sail plan: 30 sails (incl. 6 studding sails; 1,250 m2 (13,500 sq ft) sail area
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)