May 2011

By Martin Sinnock

Another fine view of this 1930's ship, which visited Newhaven during May 2011.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'SEA CLOUD ARRIVAL' page
This page was added by Martin Sinnock on 08/06/2011.
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The Sea Cloud was built by Krupp Werft in Germany and entered service in August 1931 as the Hussar. She was restored in 1979 and now sails as a 'boutique' luxury cruise ship carrying just 68 passengers. She is 359 foot long by 48 foot beam and barque rigged. When built at a cost of $1 million for the wife of E F Hutton she was the largest private yacht in the world. She was used as a weather observation ship during WWII. Her refurbishment in 1979 cost $7.5 million. Her original diesel engines still power the ship in the event there is insufficient wind to sail her.

By Derek Longly
On 10/06/2011

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