Auckland Tall Ships Festival. Part II. Arrivals: ‘Lord Nelson’, United Kingdom
The three-masted barque Lord Nelson, United Kingdom.
Lord Nelson is the first tall ship in the world to have been designed and built to be sailed by people of all physical abilities on equal terms – from able-bodied to wheelchair-users.
Her many special facilities enable disabled crewmembers to take an active part in the running of the ship. They include, wide decks for wheelchair users, a speaking compass to enable blind people to helm the ship, power assisted hydraulic steering for those with limited strength and much more.
Year Built 1986
Home Port Southampton
Length Overall 54.70m
Length on deck 42.80m
Sail Area 1024m sq
Guest Crew Overnight 40 persons
Max of 8 wheelchair users per voyage
Professional Crew 7 including medical purser plus experienced volunteers
Showers/toilets for able & disabled crew
Ships boats 2 large rubber dinghies
240v from generators for electric power e.g. sockets for shavers, phone charging.
Enjoy our photos of those beautiful ships. More photos are to be uploaded: arrivals of the other tall ships; photos of the vessels on Princess Wharf and Queens Wharf while they been open for public to board and view.
|Breeze, New Zealand – near Princess Wharf|
|The schooner ‘Oosterschelde’ moored to its berth at the pier on Princess Wharf.|