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!

1650,00 € / 120 min

Large wooden oars have been carved for the cannon sloop Diana, so the vessel can be rowed just like its role models during the Age of Enlightenment. Rowing the cannon sloop in the coastal waters of Suomenlinna provide an exciting adventure for groups that want to pull together and get the vessel moving with sheer muscle power. The duration of the tour starts from three hours. A historical character can be booked to set the pace of the rowing during a rowing tour. Price from 1500 euros + VAT 10%.
Resrvations and inquries: guidebooking@suomenlinnatours.com

Perustiedot

KohdeHalkolaituri Pier, Kruununhaka (aluksen kotilaituri / departure pier)

Tiedustelut

Ehrensvärd seura ry
guidebooking@suomenlinnatours.com
09 6841850
Y-tunnus: 0220249-0
Kauppias
Ehrensvärd seura ry
guidebooking@suomenlinnatours.com
09 6841850
Y-tunnus: 0220249-0

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.

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History

The construction works of Suomenlinna begun in 1748