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The Rainbow Warrior in port at Bastia in 2006
Career
Name: Grampian Fame
Owner: Craig & Sons, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Greenpeace (1989 - )
Port of registry: Amsterdam, Netherlands (1989 - )
Builder: Cochrane & Sons, Selby, United Kingdom.
Launched: 1957
Acquired: 1987
Identification: PC 8024
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Motor assisted schooner
Tonnage: 555 GT (gross tonnage)
Length: 55.20 m (181 ft 1 in)
Beam: 8.54 m (28 ft 0 in)
Draught: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: Two Diesel Deutz M.W.M.
2 x 6 cylinder
2 x 500 KW
Speed: 13 knots (maximum)
10 knots (cruising)
Range: 30 days
Boats and landing
craft carried:
One Avon
Four Novurania
Capacity: 30
Notes: Sail area: 650 m²

The Rainbow Warrior (sometimes unofficially Rainbow Warrior II) is a three-masted schooner in service with the environmental protection organization Greenpeace. She was built from the hull of the deep sea fishing ship Grampian Fame, which had been built in Selby, North Yorkshire and launched in 1957. She was originally 44 metres long and powered by steam, but was extended to 55.2 m in 1966. Greenpeace gave the vessel new masts, a gaff rig, a new engine and a number of environmentally low-impact systems to handle waste, heating and hot water. [1] She was officially re-launched in Hamburg on July 10, 1989, the fourth anniversary of the sinking of her predecessor, the original Rainbow Warrior.

She currently operates in support of the organisation's protest actions across the globe.

The Rainbow Warrior, piloted by skipper Mike Fincken, docked at the Legazpi City port in Albay on May 22, 2008 for her one month long "Quit Coal, Save the Climate" Philippines tour and campaign aimed to educate people on the effects of the use of coal on the environment, specifically on climate change. The tour proposed alternative energy sources such as geothermal and solar energy.[2]

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