FleetMon Maritime Gallery May 2021

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Only 66 days until the largest annual meeting of traditional sailors and museum ships in the world takes place in FleetMon’s hometown Rostock – the Hanse Sail 2021. Each year at the beginning of August, over a million visitors come to the event to enjoy the maritime flair or take part in sailing trips. Up to 200 participating ships, together with cruise liners, ferries and ships of the Navy, shape the unmistakable events in Rostock and Warnemünde. Unfortunately, in 2020, the large maritime event was canceled due to the pandemic.

On the occasion of the Hanse Sail 2021 beginning in less than three months, we present a selection of the best sailing vessel photos in our monthly Maritime Gallery. Have fun and enjoy great vessel photography!

Welcome to the third edition of the FleetMon Maritime Gallery. Each month, you’ll find a special section on our blog featuring the Best Maritime Photos in a certain category. You’ll not only get to view the most popular photos being voted by our community for “Photo of the Week” and “Photo of the Month”. We also present special shots which are less popular but in the same way extraordinary.


Just recently, in April 2021, this photo of sailing vessel ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLD II has been captured in Bremen by ship spotter bassheiner. Did you know?: The German steel barque is used as a youth and training ship. It has 24 sails and up to 79 people can sail on her.


Look at the gorgeous sailing vessel AMPHITRITE which was taken and uploaded by ship spotter U-kasz. He’s a member of the community since 2009 already, having uploaded almost 6000 vessel photos. The Germany-flagged AMPHITRITE has been built back in 1887 and she is still in service!


What a spoky atmosphere! Ship spotter NiTho shot this great photo of sailing vessel GROSSHERZOGIN ELISABETH in December 2019. The ship is a Germany-flagged training ship with its current location being Elsfleth, Germany. Besides, she’s a popular photo motif: Our database has 78 photo entries of the ship.


Enjoy this photo of MORGENSTER – another sailing vessel shot in Warnemünde, Germany. Ship spotter topgun3 captured her in summer with one of the characteristic lighthouses in the back. In week 33 of 2020, the photo was voted “Photo of the Week” by the FleetMon community. Wouldn’t you like to go sailing with her someday?


This is sailing ship EYE OF THE WIND captured by ship spotter Pixelross in Warnemünde, Germany in the year of 2020. The traditional vessel with a length of 40m was built in 1911. Did you know?: The handsome EYE OF THE WIND has been used for several film and television roles in the past. Have a look at the vessel detail sheet of EYE OF THE WIND to find even more historical information.

My Photobox Special:

Each month, we’ll additionally feature two extraordinary photos found in the “My Photobox” of a FleetMon team member.

Sailing ship SEDOV by Ship spotter SkvortsoFF

Sailing ship ZAWISZA CZARNY by Ship spotter peter.beentjes