Album 3-- The “Palinuro,“ Italian navy “tall ship” training vessel

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he Palinuro is a three-masted, iron-hulled barquentine, active as sails trainings vessel for the Italian Navy. The ship was built at the shipyard Anciens Chantiers Dubigeon in Nantes (France). In 1951 the Italian Navy was looking for a replacement for the Cristoforo Colombo (passed to the Soviet Union after WWII), bought the vessel and renamed her Palinuro. After a complete renovation the ship is one of the two sails training vessels in the Italian navy. The second one is the Amerigo Vespucci, launched in 1931. General characteristics of the Palinuro: 858 gross tons; overall length, 69 meters; beam, 10 m; sail plan, Barquentine rig, 15 sails.

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