Ship's Namesake
Picking Photos
Ship's Log
Historical Photos
Ship's Medals
Ship's Badges
Real Sailor
Missing Shipmates
Shipmates' Photos
Bathys. Trieste
Plans of the Day
Past Reunions
Reunion '15
Reunion '13
Reunion '11
Reunion '09
Reunion '07
Reunion '05
Reunion '03
Reunion '01
Reunion '99
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Reunion '71
Reunion '68
Reunion '66
Reunion '63
Reunion '60
Roster 1953-1954
Roster 1955
Roster 1957-1961
In Memorium
Sunshine Committee


Klaraborg was originally named Jesper. Believed to have been originally constructed in 1859, in Vanesborg, Sweden, she was commissioned for work as a Baltic trader, transporting cargos of zinc ore, around the lakes and waters of Sweden.

Klaraborg was a gaff-rigged ketch and was constructed of pine on oak frames -  trunnel fastened. The ship had a double-planked pine hull, on seven inch thick oak frames. The exterior hull was planked with three inch thickness pine and the interior was sheathed in two-and a-half inch thickness pine. This was a very stout ship!

Her pine-planked deck, was eighty feet long and equipped with a thirty-six foot long jib-boom and bowsprit arrangement, making the overall length of the ship one-hundred sixteen feet. Her beam was twenty-two and a-half feet and her draught was eight and a-half feet. She had two eighty-six foot tall masts (a mainmast and mizzen mast) of Douglas fir. She carried approximately 9 working sails of 4500 square feet. She was ballasted with over 30 tons of granite. The scantlings were robust.

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