The Sailing cargo ship Elbnixe (1922-1993?). This beautiful model of the „Elbnixe“ was built by A. Bernhardt on a scale of 1:100 and is at the end of our exhibition on modern sailing ships on deck 2 of the museum.
When the „Elbnixe“ was launched on 18 July 1922, it marked the end of an era. She was the last wooden sailing cargo ship built in Germany. She was the work of the Wagriawerft Geb. Klahn in Neustadt in Holstein, directly on the Baltic Sea. She was a three-masted schooner with a crew of 10. She was a rather small ship with a length of 44.4 meters and a beam of 6.8 meters. She mainly used her 1252 m² sails for propulsion, but also had a 2-cylinder auxiliary engine with 640 hp.
Her owners, the Hamburg based company Krabbenhöfft & Bock, had the ship in service for only 5 years. In 1927, the „Elbnixe“ got was caught in a terrible storm near the Brazilian coast, but managed to save herself in the port of Rio de Janeiro. The ship was badly damaged, and her owners saw no profit in repairing her. She lay at anchor until 1931, when she was bought by Sul Americana de Electricidade, the South American division of the electronics company AEG. She was then renamed „Bandeirante“. Her name was not removed from the lists until 1993, but we have no data on her after she was sold in Rio.
This beautiful model of the sailing cargo ship „Elbnixe“ was built by A. Bernhardt on a scale of 1:100 and is at the end of our exhibition on modern sailing ships on deck 2 of the museum.