The Alyssa Lyn Rose
Flag ship of Her Majesties Corsairs
The Alyssa Lyn Rose is a typical 3 masted Zhejiang Junk. She measures; 31 m length over deck, 26.3 m in the waterline, beam 6.8 m, depth in the hold 3.2 m and draft, including ballast, of 2.2 m at the stem and 2.6 m aft. She carries 50 tons of iron for ballast; additionally she has a 10 ton water ballast room behind the fore-mast and a ballast room aft. This junk has a total displacement of 230 tons.
The information on this ship was gleaned from a web published article by Thomas Hoppe “Mainland China: Revival of the Junk”. Photo by Li Zhonghua and drawings by L. Audemard. Published 2004, last amendments March 2008. Mr. Hoppe passed May 24, 2010, doing what I believed he loved, sailing between Sweden and Denmark.