The Iris

some history

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A little history

Period 1916-1974

The IRIS was launched in 1916 as Pallas and was built for Rederij Nereus.

As a herring lugger, she made five sailing trips that year to the North, the area around the Shetland Islands, to market no less than 1683 laces of herring. As Pallas she remained in the herring trade for ten years. Pallas is a lucky ship, unscathed during the war and afterwards.

When sailing fishing for herring was no longer profitable in 1920, the Pallas was sold to Sweden. There she is converted into a freighter and renamed Age.
Tallship Iris as Aage Copenhagen 1939

She has been sailing from Svendborg for more than 40 years in the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia.

Period 1974 – 2001

The IRIS was launched in 1916 as Pallas and was built for Rederij Nereus.

Period 2001 – present

In 2001 Ben takes over the ship and changes her name to IRIS.

IRIS is the Goddess of Goodness and is sent out by Supreme God Zeus to bring good tidings to the people. Decked out with a torch, torch and beautiful wings and carried by the rainbow she is faster than the wind.

The IRIS also wants to bring good and is a fast ship in its kind.