Mystery Ship

Drama-doc about the tragic end of the world’s largest sailing ship, the “København”

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Mystery Ship

Mystery Ship

Mystery Ship

On 14 December 1928, the training ship the “København” departed from Buenos Aires setting course for Adelaide, Australia. Eight days later the ship sent out a telegram – “all well on board”. This was the last the world ever hear from the enormous ship. On an unknown position, somewhere in the cold southern Atlantic, the ship perished and took 60 young sailors with it into the abyss. No bodies or debris were ever recovered.

The “København” was the world’s largest and finest sailing ship at the time it vanished. The loss of the great ship became the end of Denmark’s most powerful man at that time; H.N. Andersen, founder of the East Asiatic Company. The story of the “København” and the mystery surrounding its disappearance was a tragedy that touched and changed the maritime world forever.

Director Ole Bendtzen
Producer Anders Dylov
Produced by Chroma Film
Duration 60 min.
Year of Production 2010
Original Title Forliset
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