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Mexican Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc in West India Dock

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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.

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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.

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The ship has around 186 officer and crew and 90 trainees.

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According to the Mexican Embassy, the tall ship will be open to the public from 8th to 12th of June, 2016, at the following

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Times:

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

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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

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Köhn, Alfred says:

    Moin aus Bremerhaven !

    Die Dreimastbark hat eine Länge von 90,5 m und eine Breite von 12 m.

  2. Köhn, Alfred says:

    Moin aus Bremerhaven (Germany) !

    Kommt die “USCG EAGLE” auch vom 9. – 14.June in die West India Docks/ Canary Wharf ?

    Sie kam von Antwerpen und ankert seit 12 Uhr bei Dartford/Gravesend.

    War schon im Juni 1957 mit 6 Minesweepers, 2. MSG (vom 2. Weltkrieg) in Sheernes.
    Wir haben während einer Minensuchübung in der Themse Kohle von einem Hulk im Medway
    übernommen.

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen !

    Alfred Köhn

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