LIBERTAD

The Frigate A.R.A. LIBERTAD

Frigate Libertad picture

Libertad Specifications:

Flag Argentina
Rig Full-rigged
Homeport Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sparred Length 356'
LOA  
LOD 317'
LWL 263'
Draft 21' 9
Beam 45' 3
Rig Height 147' 6
Freeboard 15'
Sail Area 28,545
Tons GRT
Power two 1,200 HP diesel
Hull steel

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The frigate A.R.A. LIBERTAD was initiated as a training ship in 1963 for the Argentine Navy. As a training ship, her mission is to enhance the maritime knowledge and cultural background of her midshipmen while integrating them to life at sea and instructing them on the fundamentals of the art of sailing. Libertad also serves as a floating ambassador representing the Argentine Republic establishing professional and friendly ties with navies around the world while preparing her cadets academically, physically and spiritually. In 1966 LIBERTAD established the world record for speed crossing the North Atlantic sailing from Cape Race (Canada) to Dursey Island (Ireland) in six days and 21 hours. The International Sail Training Association (now Sail Training International) officially recognized her record, and LIBERTAD flies a pennant commemorating this achievement. Her figurehead was made by a Spanish sculptor and depicts Liberty, for which the ship is named. LIBERTAD has sailed the seven seas and participates in regattas and port visits around the world.

Libertad Information:

Season May-November
Designer Astilleros y Fabricas Navales del Estado (AFNE)
Built 1956
Coast Guard Certification  
Crew 150
Trainees & Passengers 0 day passages, 150 overnight
Contact Person Navy of the Argentine Republic
Organization Tall Ships America
Address 221 Third St.
PO Box 1459
Newport, RI 02840 US
Telephone 1 (401) 846-1775
Fax  
e-mail  
Website www.tallshipsamerica.org
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