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Capt. Adolph Hauth


The 6th inductee into the Cape Horn Hall of Fame is German Capt. Adolph Hauth, the last Master of the German 4-masted barque Priwall between 1937–1939.

In 1938, Priwall recorded the fastest ever westward rounding of Cape Horn by a commercial sailing ship with a time of 5 days 14 hours. In those days of commercial sail, a rounding of the Horn involved sailing the 1,000 miles from 50 degrees South on one coast of South America to 50 degrees South on the other coast, the two benchmark latitudes of a Horn run.

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