DENMARKS lovely ambassador of the seas, a white, tall-masted sailing ship named DENMARK, slip to day out of Copenhagen Navy Harbour named HOLMEN, and head out to sea on a six months voyage which will take here to africa, the mediterranean and across the Atlantic to West Indies.
DENMARKS lovely ambassador of the seas, a white, tall-masted sailing ship named DENMARK, slip to day out of Copenhagen Navy Harbour named HOLMEN, and head out to sea on a six months voyage which will take here to africa, the mediterranean and across the Atlantic to West Indies. The schoolship Denmark newly refitted, will begin a new phase in her career looking just as proud and elegant as when she was launched a quarter of a century ago. In command will be tall seaweathered captain Knud Hansen who has sailed the oceans for 44 years - 290.000 miles with Denmark.
The 90 boys aboard will be Denmarks latest bunch of "sea-going apprentices" future officers in their countrys merchant marine. Denmark, it has been said, is the ship which turns boys into men. She is more that a ship. She is a national tradition. That is why, despite criticism that maintaining a sailing ship is out-dated and unnecessary, she has been completely refitted by the State during the winter at Juthland shipsyard, and is now ready to begin her second quarter of a century of service. Denmark is one of the most beautiful ships afloat. In scores of centuries crowds flock to the waterfront when she arrives, her three masts crowded with white sail.
She is a familiar sight in ports throughout the world. She has anchored in 84 harbours in Europe, Africa, North and South America and west indies, and has established countless valuable connections between Denmark and distant parts of the world.
It was not surprising, therefore, that after months of arguments among the experts the Danish Gouverment decided last years her ocean-going career, even though it was no longer compulsory for new officers to have served "under sail"
Denmark, build in the early "thirties" to train the country's future merchant marine officers the practical way, will continue to turn out tough, self-reliant leaders for far more modern vessels.
During the war was Denmark in USA service, she was based in New York and was on use for the American navy for training of officers, Denmark was therefore after war regard of USA, and the ship receive ONE DOLLAR FOR EACH YEAR SHE WAS ON USA SERVICE, all together 4 dollars.