Szczecin/Świnoujście - Tall Ship's Races 2007

Szczecin/Swinoujscie - Tall Ship's Races 2007
I am not a small boat...
1982 / 1755gt
Built by Astilleros y Talleres Celaya, Bilbao (187)
Operated by Armada de México
Seen departing Portsmouth on 28th June 1996

The ARM Cuauhtémoc BE-01 is a Sail Training vessel of the Mexican Navy, named for the last Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc who was captured and executed in 1525.

She is the last of four sisterships built by the Naval Shipyards of Bilbao, Spain, in 1982, similar to the 1930 German designs of Blohm & Voss, like the Gorch Fock, the USCGC Eagle and the N.R.P. Sagres.

Like her sisterships, the Colombian Gloria, the Ecuadorian Guayas and the Simón Bolívar of Venezuela, the Cuauhtémoc is a sailing ambassador for her home country and a frequent visitor to world ports, having sailed over 400,000 nautical miles (700,000 km) in her 23 years of service with appearances at the Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Races, ASTA Tall Ships Challenges, Sail Osaka, and others.

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