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Alexander von Humboldt II
|Name:||Alexander von Humboldt II|
|Namesake:||Alexander von Humboldt|
|Owner:||Deutsche Stiftung Sail Training, Bremerhaven [German Sail Training Foundation, Bremerhaven]|
|Builder:||Brenn- und Verformtechnik (BVT), Bremen|
|Laid down:||11 December 2008|
|Launched:||25 May 2011|
|Christened:||24 September 2011|
|Type:||three-masted steel barque|
|Tonnage:||763 GT/228 NT|
|Length:||65 m (213 ft)|
|Beam:||10 m (33 ft)|
|Draft:||4.7 m (15 ft)|
|Installed power:||749 hp (559 kW)|
|Propulsion:||Sail; auxiliary Diesel engine|
|Sail plan:||24 sails; 1,360 m2 (14,600 sq ft) sail area|
Alexander von Humboldt II is a German sailing ship built as a replacement for the ship Alexander von Humboldt, which had been launched in 1906 and used for sail training since 1988. Constructed by Brenn- und Verformtechnik (BVT) in Bremen, the new ship was launched in 2011.
Just like her predecessor, the Alexander von Humboldt II is operated by Deutsche Stiftung Sail Training in Bremerhaven which offers sail training for persons between 14 and 75 years of age.
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