Russian tall ship Pallada
A rare tall-ship sighting on the San Francisco Bay today.
Details on this ship found on the Web:
Rig: Full-rigged ship
Homeport: Vladivostok, Russia
Normal cruising waters: Worldwide
Sparred length: 356' 4"
Draft: 22' 4"
Beam: 45' 9"
Pallada is the fifth ship of the Dar Mlodziezy-class built in Poland during the 1980’s. Unlike her white- hulled sisters, Pallada has a black hull with false gunports and resembles the great Russian Barque Kruzenshtern. She is named for the Greek goddess Pallas Athena. She is owned by Dalryba, a conglomerate of fishing companies, and offers sail training to foreign marine-college cadets. [ ... ] Pallada sails with a compliment of 143 cadets and a permanent crew of 56 officers, teachers, and professionals.