1937: Delivery of M/S DANA. This ship was built on behalf of the Danish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. The DANA was designed and built as an ocean-going ice class ship. During its period of service for the Danish government, it was frequently used for marine biological research, not only in Danish waters but also in international ones.
1939: Extended by 9 metres 1980: The DANA was sold and sailed under the name of DANA Researcher for Bertra international.
1984: The DANA Researcher was sold to Esvagt. After sailing for many years as a research ship and on all the oceans, DANA was used as an offshore support ship. The ship was used for offshore support for several years under her new name of Esvagt DANA.
2000: The Esvagt DANA was sold to the Danish Nyborg Nautical College. Then the Esvagt DANA was renamed the DANA Nyborg. During this period, the ship was used as a training ship for the Danish Nautical College. Many a young Danish seaman made his first sea voyage on this old lady.
2007: The DANA was sold to P&T Charters in 2007. These entrepreneurs from the commercial sailing sector are converting this ship into a fast three-masted topsail schooner.
The "Gulden leeuw" has been designed by the renowned ship's architects' office of KHMB Y&S Design/Korner and is being converted by the Balk Royal Shipyard at Urk. With so much expertise around us, the ship is of course being successfully rebuilt.