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Tall Ships Of Argentina

Books LLC

Published June 23rd 2010
ISBN : 9781158493715
Paperback
26 pages
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Chapters: Ara Uruguay, Ara Presidente Sarmiento, Ara Libertad. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a millionMoreChapters: Ara Uruguay, Ara Presidente Sarmiento, Ara Libertad. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: This article is concerned with a ship at some time operated by the Armada de la Republica Argentina (ARA)The corbetta (corvette) ARA Uruguay, built in England, is the largest ship afloat of its age in the Armada de la Republica Argentina (Argentine Navy), with more than 135 years since its official incorporation in September 1874. The last of the legendary squadron of President Sarmiento, the Uruguay took part in revolutions, ransoms, expeditions, rescues, and was even floating headquarters of the Navy School. During its operational history 18741926 the Uruguay was a gunboat, school ship, expedition support ship, Antarctic rescue ship, fisheries base supply ship, and hydrographic survey vessel, and is now a museum ship in Buenos Aires This ship may be the oldest in South America having been built in 1874 at Laird Bros. (now Cammell Laird) shipyard of Birkenhead, England, at a cost of 32,000 Pounds Sterling.. This ship is rigged to a barque sailplan (three masts, two of which have cross spars). The ships steel hull is lined in teak. The ships namesake is an earlier Argentine Navy schooner, a seven-gun combatant in the Battle of Juncal, 1827. Originally built as a gunship, the ship was soon to be used as a training ship. After an episode known as the Mutiny of the Overcoats (el Motin de los Gabanes de Zarate) affected the continuity of studies in the emerging Naval Academy, the ship became a floating headquarters for naval training. In 1879, the gunboat, anchored in Buenos Aires, witnessed the graduation of the academys first class of Naval Officers. In 1878 it became part of the expedition of Commodore Louis Py to Patagonia, south of the Sant...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=25528291