Cannon sloop Diana

The cannon sloop Diana takes the passengers through times in an entertaining fashion. The cannon sloop cruises offer fascinating history, and combine elements of drama tour, relaxed outdoor activity and sightseeing boat cruise.  Welcome aboard!

 

Book a private cruise or join a public sailing!

Cannon sloop Diana's public sailings

During Diana’s sailings you will see Suomenlinna from the sea and hear about the fascinating history of the archipelago fleet. The public can choose to assist in raising and lowering the sails, and a few brave ones can join in with the rowing. The journey is enlivened by Admiral Chapman and his crew.

Children´s matitime adventure (in finnish)

During the Children’s maritime adventure, you are familiarised with cannon sloop Diana and the 18th Century.

Sailing to Suomenlinna in 18th-Century Style - Cannon Sloop Sailing

The Suomenlinna Sea Fortress - how to get there? Don't settle for the most common way to get to the famous 1700s fortress, but rather match your vehicle with your destination: travel over to Suomenlinna in style, that is, in the 1700s style!

Rowing to Suomenlinna - cannon sloop sailing

What would it have been like to row the cannon sloop that belonged to Viapori’s archipelago fleet?

18th-Century Sea Adventure - Cannon Sloop Sailing

The 18th-Century Sea Adventure offers passengers a historical cannon sloop cruise amidst the fortress islands of Suomenlinna. Welcome aboard!

Viapori cruise - cannon sloop Diana’s sailing

The two-hour cruise in coastal waters of Suomenlinna enjoys the unique atmosphere of a historical sailing vessel.

Ruotsinsalmi 1790 Tour - cannon sloop Diana’s sailing

The tour offers banging cannons and gunpowder smoke for those thirsty for history.

Children´s maritime adventure - Charter sailing

During the Children’s maritime adventure, you are familiarised with cannon sloop Diana and the 18th Century.

History of Cannon Sloops

In the 18th-Century, the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress served as a base for the Swedish Archipelago Fleet. In 1790 one of the largest naval battles on the Baltic Sea, and a great success for the Swedish Navy, took place on the southern coast of Finland. The fleet’s relatively small-sized but heavily armed and cleverly operated cannon sloops and cannon boats played a major role in the battle. They were designed by the famous naval architect Fredrik af Chapman, who created a number of new types of vessels for the Archipelago Fleet, at the same time turning ship building from mere craftsmanship into science.

 

The cannon sloop Diana is a replica of the late-1700s cannon sloops, and like its ancestors, it can be moved forward using sails as well as oars. Diana is also equipped with a novelty: an electric engine.  Diana was built at Suomenlinna’s historical shipyard, like many of the original 1700s cannon sloops.

Пушечный шлюп, чертёж

Top program at Suomenlinna!

We provide a wide scale of different program at Suomenlinna. Have a look at some our suggestions for an unforgettable day at Suomenlinna!

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Guided tours

Experience the history of Suomenlinna

Augustin Ehrensvärd

Suomenlinna Museum

Visit the museum individually or with a group

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Cafes and restaurants

Cafe Piper

Suomenlinnan rakentaminen

History

The construction works of Suomenlinna begun in 1748