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Libertad Training Frigate

Throughout history since 1873, the Argentina Navy had ships training school that served to shape the future officers in sea life. Currently performs this task the frigate ARA "Libertad" outstanding work of national shipyards, designed and built by Argentines, who in 1963 began his life as training ship crossing the seas.

"GREAT MEDAL": Obtained in 1966 "World Record Speed Tall Ships" crossing the North Atlantic Ocean", having made the journey from Cape Race (Canada) to the imaginary line Dublin-Liverpool, covering 2058.6 miles on a time of 8 days and 12 hours. The same has not been beaten.

COPA "BOSTON TEAPOT" obtained in 9 opportunities, awarded annually by the "Sail Trainning Association" to that sailboat manned by more than fifty percent of staff training, travel the distance only sailing, over a period of 124 hours navigation.

In 1966 he traveled 1335 miles in 1976 sailed 1247 miles in 1979 did 1029 miles in 1981 reached 1115 miles and in 1987 was 1173 miles. In 1992, he participated in the "Grand Regatta Columbus 92" held in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America. It is the ninth ship of the Armada Argentina is named.

Name No. Built In Service
Libertad Q2 AFNE, Ro Santiago, Buenos Aires May 1963

Displacement 3,765 tons. at full load.
Dimensions 91.7 x 14.31 x 6.6 (m), including bowsprit 103.7 mts
Propulsion 2 motors Sulzer Diesel, 2,400 Hp. enclochados one axis through a Pomini, two propellers system.
Speed 13.5 knots.
Autonomy 12,000 nautical miles at 8 knots.
Crew 200 Men Top 150 naval cadets.
Rigging Fragata 4 masts (bowsprit, Ratchet, Mayor and Mizzen) with double topsails 5 yards per club, just 3 crusaders who can bracearse 45, with 27 candles dacrom. In the bowsprit five approaches are affirmed in the ratchet 5 blocks and 3 blades, the largest 5 blocks and 3 blades, and the mizzen gaff 5 blocks, 1. Sail area: 2,652 m2, maximum mast height 49.8 meters.
Armament Four 47 mm cannon salute battery.
Radars Decca navigation.

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