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#1354 Russian Tall Ship STS "Mir" (Sail Amsterdam 2010)

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Russian Tall Ship STS "Mir" (Мир) at the Sail In parade from IJmuiden to Amsterdam (North Sea Canal), Sail Amsterdam 2010 (Holland)

The STS "Mir" (Мир, meaning Peace) is a three-masted, full rigged training ship, based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
It was built in 1987 at the Gdańsk Shipyard, Poland. Mir is the second largest of six sister ships designed by designed by Polish naval architect Zygmunt Choreń and weighs 2385 tonnes. It is 109 metre (358 ft) long, with a beam of 14 metre (46 ft) and a draught of 6,3 metres (20,6 ft).
The main mast is 52 metre (171 ft) high and along with the other masts supports a total sail area of 2771 square metre (29.827 sq ft).
Its sister ships are Dar Młodzieży, Druzhba, Pallada, Khersones and Nadezhda. Mir is 8 metre (26 ft) shorter than the longest current sailing ship, the STS "Sedov" (about 117 metre or 384 ft). Its shipowner is the Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy (AMSMA) in Saint Petersburg
who operates Mir as its main training vessel.