Today we have entered the era of highly automated ships with modern navigation systems requiring well-trained technical operators. Lê Quý Đôn, a sail training ship, is a tribute to the “salty dogs” of the bygone days. Built for the Vietnamese navy, she was designed by world-renowned Polish sailing ship designer Zygmunt Choreń. A traditional barque with 21 different sails and a total area of 1400 m2, she can be hand operated with the help of only a few capstans. The masts are made from marine-grade aluminum and the mizzenmast doubles as an exhaust pipe for the main engine and diesel generators. For ease of operation, the ship was designed with a large flying working-deck one level above the main deck, and weather decks covered in wood as required by tradition.

Exterior Design Choreń Design & Consulting

Naval Architecture Choreń Design & Consulting

Mechanical Engineering Choreń Design & Consulting

Interior Design Choreń Design & Consulting

Year 2015

Type Three-Masted Barque

Construction Steel

Class LR +100A1, special purpose sailing ship [+] LMC

Crew 30

Cadets 80


Overall Lenght 67.00 m (219 ft. 10 in.)
Waterline Lenght 47.00 m (154 ft. 2 in.)
Max beam 10.00 m (32 ft. 10 in.)
Draft 3.9 m (12 ft. 10 in.)
Displacement 979 t
Gross Tonnage 748 GT
Ballast 220 t
Speed on Engine 12 kn
Autonomy 45 days
Engine 1x Caterpillar C32 880 kW
Gearbox Mekanord Marine Type 400HS/LS
Propulsion CP-Propeller
Generator 2x Caterpillar C9 200 kW
Stabilizer Bilge Keels of extended Surface and Box Keel
Bow Thruster 1x Verhaar Omega 110 kW
Fuel Tanks 90 t
Fresh Water 64 t
Deck EquipFeebement Data Hidrolik (Stainless Execution)
Hydraulic System Data Hidrolik
Gangwat Fassmer
Air-Conditioning Teknotherm
Steering Gear Data Hidrolik
Sewage Treatment Tecnicomar
Navigation & Communication Enamor
Watermaker Aqua-Chem
Paint System International
Rigging Custom In-House, Rollers by Facnor
Sails Sail Service
Sail Area 1400 m² (15069.47 ft²)

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