Boston Navy Week 2012 and OpSail Boston, Boston MA, USA
Ship Type: Sailing Vessel
Length x Breadth: 76 m X 12 m
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 10.3 / 6.8 knots
Flag: Colombia [CO]
The history of the sailing ship ARC Gloria begins in 1966, when the Colombian Government, by means of Decree Number 111, authorized the National Navy, with Vice Admiral Orlando Lemaitre Torres as its commander, to acquire a three-masted barque as a training ship of the Colombian Navy.
It is said that at that time in many meetings at work or in social events with the military leadership the favorite topic of Admiral Lemaitre was the need for a training ship. His enthusiasm and clear ideas encouraged General Gabriel Rebaiz Pizarro, the Colombian Defence Minister, to support the project by taking a napkin and writing on it, “worth one sailboat,” and signing it.
After this strange “pact” a formal contract was signed with the Spanish Naval Construction Company of Bilbao on 6 October 1966, and began to be fulfilled in April 1967.
The ship was commissioned on 7 September 1968 with the vessel moored at the wharf of Deusto Channel.
Nikon D5100, tripod, cp, 18-250 cp,
RAW EDITOR AND CAPTURENX2
15 July, 2012
was featured in the group *AMAZING CHALLENGE ENTERTAINMENT*
9 Jul 2012
ARC Gloria was featured in the group **** INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE **** ONE HIGH QUALITY SHOT PER DAY
2 Jul 2012
ARC Gloria was featured in the group World Wide Sunsets – 2 images a day – NO sunrises please