Originally known as the Magdalene Vinnen II, the sail ship was built in Germany in the 1921 and was mainly used as a cargo ship until the year 1936 in which she was converted into a naval training vessel. After the Second World War, she was handed over to the Soviet navy and her name was changed to Sedov after the famous Soviet explorer Georgy Sedov. The most unique aspect about the Sedov is that at the time of construction, in addition to the four sailing steel masts, it had an ancillary engine built.
At present after nearly 90 years past her construction, the Sedov is still in operation and is used as a training vessel for cadets from the Russian universities of St. Petersburg and Murmansk. The biggest sailing ship is also a participant in many of tall sailing ships’ races held across the world.