The aim of Project Orchid was to build a new sail training ship for the Royal Navy of Oman to replace the much-loved, but ageing Shabab Oman. The new ship is a three-masted squared rigged clipper, and with her distinctive ‘V’ shaped hull the ship, like all clippers, is built for speed.
The ship was built by Damen, a Dutch shipbuilder, with the first stage of construction – building the steel hull – being carried out at a Damen shipyard at Galati on the Black Sea coast in Romania at the mouth of the Danube. Every stage of construction was supervised by a special team of RNO officers who lived in Romania and the Netherlands while the ship was built.
Information about Shabab Oman II:
Length: 81 meters
Width: 12 meters
Height: 52 meters
Previous visits to Esbjerg during TSR: 0