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It’s #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY- Let’s learn about Amerigo Vespucci

Posted by Tall Ships America on October 6, 2015

Photo Credit Gruppo di Cultura Navale http://www.culturanavale.it/documentazione.php?id=297

Photo Credit Gruppo di Cultura Navale

Quale parte del mondo? (Where in the world?)
Worldwide

Un po’ di divertimento fatto (a little fun fact)
When embarked with midshipmen during summer training cruises, the crew can total 450.

La storia (The story)
Launched in 1931, Amerigo Vespucci is named for the great explorer and cartographer of the 17th century. With her triple decks, Amerigo Vespucci conjures up memories of men-of-war from two centuries ago. Now, the ship is a gracious 20th century goodwill ambassador, as well as a symbol of Italy’s global maritime heritage and tradition. The ship is used to train junior officers of the Italian Navy.

Che naviga (who sails)
Junior officers of the Italian Navy

http://www.marina.difesa.it/uominimezzi/navi/Pagine/Vespucci_ENG.aspx

 

 

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