HISTORY S/Y SUNBEAM II, FLYING CLIPPER, EUGENIOS EUGENIDIS

 

Viscount Sir Walter Runciman is for ever associated with building the ship Sunbeam II at Denny Bros, a three-masted topgallant schooner of 659 tons, length 60 m, width almost 10 m and sailing area max. 1180 m2 at the launching 1929 at Dumbarton. (Cutty Sark was built here in 1869). 1930 a successful cruise in the Mediterranean, was reproduced by Mary Richardson, in her book “Sunbeam, Ahoy!”.

1939 mothership for the “Inshores Patrol Flotilla” based in Helford River, Cornwall.

1945 Sunbeam II was sold for the price of 275 000. Swedish crowns to the Abraham Rydberg Foundation, Stockholm, as a sail training ship.

1955 Sunbeam II was purchased by ship-owner Einar Hansen, Clipper Line, Malmö for 110 000 Swedish crowns, also for training. The name was changed to Flying Clipper. After renovation several long distance voyages were made.

1955-1956 South America and The West Indies.

1956 First Tall Ships´ Race Tor Bay-Lisbon.

1956-57 South America and The West Indies.

1957 The Baltic Sea.

1957-58 The West Indies.

1958 Skagerak and Kategatt.

1959 Western Mediterranean.

1960 Skagerak and the Baltic Sea.

1961 Lisbon to Eastern Mediterranean.

1962 Palma de Mallorca, recording the German film ”Flying Clipper -- Traumreise unter weissen Segeln”.

1963 The Mediterranean.

1964-65 No more sailing trips.

1965 Flying Clipper was sold for 700 000 Swedish crowns to the Greek Ministry of Marine,

renamed Eugenios Eugenidis.

1965-75 regular voyages in Greece as sail training ship.

1975-1989 sporadic sailing.

1995 Eugenios Eugenidis transferred to the Greek Ministry of Culture.

1995-2008 time-to-time renovations to be placed as museum ship in a Greece harbor.

2009 Located in the Nautical Museum of Greece, Athens.

 

William Burnett Benton. Born on 1 April 1900, Minneapolis, Minnesota I USA, died 18 March 1973 in New York City. As a book publisher (1941-1973) he was recognized for the development of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He hold positions as public servant at several universities, was employed by US State Department (1946-1973) and US Ambassador for UNESCO in Paris 1963-1968. He was senator for the Democrats 1949-1953. Benton was against communism, however, he became a strong critic of Joseph McCarthy´s paranoia in his chase of communists. After the period in the Senate he returned to previous duties within education and culture.

 

Adlai Ewing Stevenson II, born 5 February 1900 in Los Angeles, California, USA, died 14 July 1965 in London, United Kingdom, was an American democratic politician and diplomat. The years 1949-1953 Stevenson was governor of Illinois. He was nominated the Democratic party´s president candidate 1952 and 1956, however, he lost against the republican Dwight David Eisenhower. Stevenson served as US UN-ambassador 1961-1965. Stevenson was known for his quick humor: ” During one of Stevenson's presidential campaigns, allegedly, a supporter told him that he was sure to "get the vote of every thinking man" in the U.S., to which Stevenson is said to have replied, "Thank you, but I need a majority to win."

 

Is the project based on

 

Staffan:

Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515. Kodak negative film and Agfacolor slides. Braun fixfocus.

Kodachrome double-8 for motion film and animations.

 

Gunnar:

Paillard double-8 camera.

Kodachrome double-8.

Ferric chloride etched copper-prints on Hahnemüllers copper-print paper with black and blue Charbonnel printing ink.