The fastest ever east to west rounding of Cape Horn by a commercial sailing ship was recorded in 1938 by the German 4-masted barque Priwall under the command of Captain A. Hauth.

There was no official recognition, merely the ship’s log and navigation charts showed this to have taken place. Is was usual to take the time from when the ship crossed Latitude 50 degrees south in the Atlantic, to when she again crossed 50 degrees south on the way north in the Pacific. (Cape Horn is 56 degrees south). The westerly head winds, and more often than not gales, encountered in the Southern Ocean, could result in the rounding time exceeding six weeks.

Built by Blohm and Voss in Hamburg for the Laeisz Flying P Line, in 1920, Priwall was built for the Nitrate trade with Chile. Apart from two voyages to Australia for grain in 1934 and 1935, she remained in this trade until her last voyage under the Laeisz flag, to Valparaiso, Chile in 1939.

She was here when the Second World War broke out and her owners decided that she should remain in Chile. When the Pacific war broke out, Chile decided to align with the Allies and claimed Priwall as a war prize. She became a cargo-carrying training ship, painted white and renamed Lautaro, making two voyages with nitrate to San Francisco in 1943 and 1945.

In 1945 off the coast of Peru, with a full cargo of nitrate, her cargo caught fire and she became a total loss.

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Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Overall:  29.7 x 42 (cm)  /  11.7 x 16.5 (in)
Image size:  20.5 x 28.6 (cm)  /  8.1 x 11.3 (in)

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The fastest ever east to west rounding of Cape Horn by a commercial sailing ship was recorded in 1938 by the German 4-masted barque Priwall under the command of Captain A. Hauth.

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There was no official recognition, merely the ship’s log and navigation charts showed this to have taken place. Is was usual to take the time from when the ship crossed Latitude 50 degrees south in the Atlantic, to when she again crossed 50 degrees south on the way north in the Pacific. (Cape Horn is 56 degrees south). The westerly head winds, and more often than not gales, encountered in the Southern Ocean, could result in the rounding time exceeding six weeks.

Built by Blohm and Voss in Hamburg for the Laeisz Flying P Line, in 1920, Priwall was built for the Nitrate trade with Chile. Apart from two voyages to Australia for grain in 1934 and 1935, she remained in this trade until her last voyage under the Laeisz flag, to Valparaiso, Chile in 1939.

She was here when the Second World War broke out and her owners decided that she should remain in Chile. When the Pacific war broke out, Chile decided to align with the Allies and claimed Priwall as a war prize. She became a cargo-carrying training ship, painted white and renamed Lautaro, making two voyages with nitrate to San Francisco in 1943 and 1945.

In 1945 off the coast of Peru, with a full cargo of nitrate, her cargo caught fire and she became a total loss.

PRINT DETAILS – Regular size print

Fine quality giclée print on Chromajet Spectrum 225 gsm satin paper.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Overall:  29.7 x 42 (cm)  /  11.7 x 16.5 (in)
Image size:  20.5 x 28.6 (cm)  /  8.1 x 11.3 (in)

Shipping locations:  We ship to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA for orders via the shopping cart. For other destinations please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping and delivery time

$75 AUD (includes shipping)

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Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact us.