Eendracht Tall Sailing Ship, Prince of Wales Pier, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

The dutch Eendracht three-masted schooner berthed alongside the Prince of Wales Pier of Dover Harbour, her bow pointing towards the Western Entrance and English Channel beyond. The Western Entrance is framed by the Southern Breakwater (left) and Admiralty Pier (right). The Victorian Prince of Wales Pier terminates in the Harbour View Cafe and Prince of Wales Pier Light (lighthouse).

Show more
Show less
Save Cancel Want to use bold, italic, links?

Comments (6)

John Latter on October 11, 2012

Google translates "Eendracht" as Unity, and gives Harmony, Concord, and Union as alternative nouns.

The photo was taken at dusk (sunset) on Wednesday, 10th of October, 2012. The sailing ship left Dover at 7.59 am the following day heading for Flushing (Vlissingen) in the Netherlands. On Saturday, 13th of October, the ship is scheduled to depart Flushing at the start of a 7-day Fall (Autumn) trip with an apparent itinerary of only one port, that of Boulogne-sur-Mer in France.

Technical data, and other information about the Eendracht, will appear in subsequent posts.

Other Sailing Ship photos include:

Barbarossa of Benfleet Gaff Ketch before East Cliff, Dover Harbour

Morgenster Two-Masted Brig, Class A Tall Sailing Ship, Dover Harbour

Morgenster Two-masted Brig and the White Cliffs of Dover

Discovery Replica Ship, Wellington Dock, Dover Harbour(1 of 6)

There are two other lighthouses in the photo in addition to the Prince of Wales Pier Light:

Dover Breakwater West End Light on the Southern Breakwater (left).

Admiralty Pier Light on the Admiralty Pier, (behind the cafe).

The small white dot on the horizon, just right of the breakwater, is the P&O Ferries super-ferry, the Spirit of France, en route to Calais after departing Dover Harbour's Eastern Docks.

The Prince of Wales Pier's foundation stone was laid by H. R. H. The Prince of Wales K. G. (later King Edward VII) on the 20th of July, 1893. After completion, the pier officially opened in 1902 (see the Commemoration Obelisk photo)).

See the Dover Sea Angling Association's Prince of Wales Pier webpage for fishing information (photo of DSAA Clubhouse).

Most of the Dover Cruise Ship photos were taken from this end of the pier.

Recent photos of the Prince of Wales Pier include:

Royal Navy Frigate F78 HMS Kent at Sunrise, Dover Harbour

F78 HMS Kent Frigate and Westland Merlin HM1 Helicopter

Related tags: Boat, Ferry, Lifeboat, Navy, Ships, Tugs, and Workboats.

A Dover Harbour, Pier, and Western Docks photo taken on an evening cycle ride (one lap of Robsons Yard - Eastern Docks - Prince of Wales Pier - Robson’s Yard).

John Latter / Jorolat

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

This is the Images of Dover website: click on any red or blue "John Latter" link to access the Entry Page.

John Latter on October 11, 2012

Eendracht Technical Data (Ship's Details)

Ship type: Three-masted schooner

Designer: W. de Vries Lentsch

Builder: B.V. Shipyard Damen/Gorinchem The Netherlands

Rigger:Royal Huisman Shipyards B.V./Rondal B.V.

Home port: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Year of construction: 1989

Call sign letters: PDVN

IMO: 8814275

MMSI: 244543000

Hallmark: Lloyds' Class 100A1 + LMC + UMS

Patron: His Highness prince Maurits van Oranje-Nassau van Vollenhoven

Total length: 59,08 meters

Deck length: 54,05 meters

Waterline length: 41,95 meters

Width: 12,30 meters

Depth: 5 meters

Netto tonnage: 181 NRT

Gross tonnage: 606 BRT

Voltage: 220 Volt, 50 HZ

Fresh-water maker capacity: 8 tons per 24 hours

Total sail surface: 1033 m2 (square metres)

Max. sail surface: 1206 m2 (square metres)

Sail number: H477

Mast height: 41,70 meters

Speed under sail: 14,5 knots

Speed on engine: 6-10 knots

Propulsion main engine: 403 KW (548 hp)

Bow screw: 75 KW (100 hp)

Generator: 95 KW (2 pieces) + 1 x 57 KW

Dinghy: 1 Safety rafts : 7

Persons per raft: 25 persons

Anchor gear: 2 pool anchors, electrically driven capstan

Certification: IMO nr. 8814275, Solas, SCC, ISM, ISPS certified

Multi-day trip

Number of crew members on a multi-day trip: 13

Number of passengers on a multi-day trip: 39

Day trips

Number of crew members on a day trip: 20

Number of passengers on a day trip: 80 – 100


Cabins: 23

Total number of berths: 57; of which 40 for passengers

The 40 berths for passengers are divided into : 6 double cabins (two-berth) and 7 quadruple cabins (four-berth)

Visit the Eendracht website (available in English and Dutch).

The Eendracht's current position is available via a link on the MarineTraffic Eendracht webpage.

John Latter on January 14, 2013

When in range of AIS, the vessel's current position is shown at:

The Eendracht Tall Sailing Ship

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby ships and AIS Base stations. AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water transport.

John Latter on February 24, 2013

A panorama version of the December 2012 photo linked to in the previous comment:

A Cold and Frosty Sunrise in Dover Harbour, Kent, United Kingdom

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 11, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by John Latter
    • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
    • Taken on 2012/10/10 16:14:10
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 36.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired