The West India Dock has two super yachts moored and today they were joined by the ARM Cuauhtémoc which is a sail training tall ship that is part of the Mexican Navy. The 295 ft ( 90 m) long ship is very similar to the Gloria of the Colombian Navy which made such an impression when it visited London.
She is one of four sister ships that were built by the Naval Shipyards of Bilbao in 1982 to a 1930s design similar to the famous German Tall ship Gorch Fock. The Cuauhtémoc is a sailing ambassador for her home country and is a frequent visitor to many of world ports, having sailed over 400,000 nautical miles (700,000 km) in her 23 years of service. She has also appeared in a number of Tall Ships races all over the world.
The ship has around 186 officer and crew and 90 trainees.
According to the Mexican Embassy, the tall ship will be open to the public from 8th to 12th of June, 2016, at the following
Wednesday 8, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 9, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday 10 – Sunday 12, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
On the 13th June, ARM “Cuauhtemoc” will cruise on the River Thames passing alongside the HMS Belfast and crossing Tower Bridge at 8:00 AM – presenting military honours with a 21 gun salute, before continuing its journey to Germany