• Created Date
  • 1946
  • Description
  • The auxiliary steel full-rigged ship DANMARK, built in 1932 for the Danish Ministry of Shipping and Fisheries for use as a training ship, visited Seattle on a training cruise in 1946, mooring at Pier 54 on the central waterfront and causing considerable tourist traffic for the month of December. Under command of Captain Knud L. Hansen, the little square-rigger and her 16 officers and 116 Danish Merchant Marine cadets arrived after a 13,000 mil... more
    The auxiliary steel full-rigged ship DANMARK, built in 1932 for the Danish Ministry of Shipping and Fisheries for use as a training ship, visited Seattle on a training cruise in 1946, mooring at Pier 54 on the central waterfront and causing considerable tourist traffic for the month of December. Under command of Captain Knud L. Hansen, the little square-rigger and her 16 officers and 116 Danish Merchant Marine cadets arrived after a 13,000 mile voyage from Copenhagen under sail. DANMARK had found herself in the United States at the outbreak of World War II and was lent to the United States Coast Guard Academy at New London for use as a training ship, in which service she trained 5,000 United States Coast Guard cadets. (pg. 533) Notes from Gordon Newell, ed., The H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (Seattle: Superior Publishing Co, 1966). less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2001