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Italian Tall Ship Amerigo Vespucci in West India Dock

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Today we have a striking visitor with the magnificent sails and rigging of the Italian Tall Ship Amerigo Vespucci. Like many tall ships she is used  as a training ship sailing around the world.

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The Amerigo Vespucci was built in 1930 in Naples and launched  in  1931, she is a fully rigged three masted ship with overall length of 331 ft and width of 51 ft.

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The ship has 26 sails and only uses traditional hemp rope in the rigging.

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The crew can be as many as 450 on the ships summer cruises.

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She often is involved in tall ship races and parades and has a friendly rivalry with the Gorch Fock who visited a few weeks ago.

She will be operating tours whilst she is in West India Dock on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

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