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08-28-2006, 09:42 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile5906/Star-of-India-tallship,-San-Diego.htm>Star of India tallship, San Diego</a></b><br><br>A beautifully restored iron-hulled tallship from 1863, located along the waterfront in San Diego.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/712917Clipboard04.jpg>

08-28-2006, 09:44 PM
Star of India was built in 1863 as Euterpe, a full-rigged iron ship in Ramsey, Isle of Man. After a full career sailing between Great Britain and India, she became a salmon hauler on the Alaska to California route. After retirement, she was restored and is now a seaworthy museum ship ported in San Diego. The ship was designated a National Historic Landmark.

*The Star of India is the world's oldest active ship.

General characteristics
Displacement: 1197 tons gross, 1107 tons under deck (as Euterpe) 1318 tons gross, 1247 tons net (as Star of India)

Length: 62.5 m (205 ft 5 in)

Beam: 10.7 m (35 ft 2 in)


Full-rigged: 7.1 m (23 ft 4 in)

Barque rig: 6.5 m (21 ft 6 in)

Captain Hornblower
08-29-2006, 05:49 AM
*The Star of India is the world's oldest active ship.

...which is actually the USS Constitution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Constitution) ... ;)

08-29-2006, 02:45 PM
From http://www.sdmaritime.org/contentpage.asp?ContentID=48 - "The Star of India is the world's oldest active ship."

From http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil/Downloads2004/Constitution_Pamphlet.pdf - "USS CONSTITUTION, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world"

Somebody isn't be truthful here :shock:

The USS Constitution made sail for the first time on October 21, 1797. The Star Of India was built in 1863. I think that means the Navy wins the oldest ship award and San Diego needs to change their facts.

BUT - A Google search for "World's Oldest Active Ship" (http://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&lr=&q=%22world%27s+oldest+active+ship%22&btnG=Search) shows 100% of the top sixty hits as Star Of India.

01-05-2009, 06:43 AM