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Farewell to the Mexican Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc

Photo by Eric Pemberton

After a few days in West India Dock,  the ARM Cuauhtémoc tall ship left the dock to continue her travels around the world. Fortunately one of our regular contributors, Eric Pemberton was on hand to record the ship leaving the dock.

Photo by Eric Pemberton

The ARM Cuauhtémoc  is a sail training tall ship that is part of the Mexican Navy, 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.

Photo by Eric Pemberton

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.

One of the joys of living on the Isle of Dogs is to see some wonderful ships going into the dock and up and down the river.

Mexican Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc in West India Dock

The West India Dock is quite full today with the HMS Enterprise  and the ARM Cuauhtémoc which is a sail training tall ship that is part of the Mexican Navy.

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.

At this time, it is not known if she will be open to the public, last time when she visited West India Dock in 2016, she was open for a number of days.

 

 

 

 

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