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Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer another photo of the visit to Cadiz of the regatta of great sailboats, today I present the "Simon Bolivar". I hope you like it, next a few letters about its history. In the Ws other views.

The Simón Bolívar ARBV (BE-11), also known as The Ambassador Without Borders, is the school ship of the Venezuelan Navy.
Its main mission is to train the cadets of the Venezuelan Naval Academy and the aspect of its international mission is to invigorate and project the naval image of Venezuela, as well as to establish and strengthen friendly ties with the Armed States of other countries.

It has a rig type of bric barca of three masts, with a sail area of ​​1650 m² in a total of 23 candles.
It was built at the request of the Venezuelan Navy in 1978, launched into the water on November 21, 1979 and was declared National Pavilion on August 12, 1980.

It is one of the four school ships of American countries built in the Shipyards Celaya S.A. Of Bilbao, in addition to the Cuauhtémoc of Mexico, BAE Guayas of Ecuador and ARC Gloria of Colombia.

The Simón Bolívar ARBV (BE-11) has navigated two hundred and fifty-seven thousand two hundred seventy-two (257,272) nautical miles from its launch, carrying out nineteen (19) Instruction Cruises abroad. The Simón Bolívar ARBV School Ship (BE-11), besides being the flagship of the Navy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. In 2002 by presidential order, this vessel entered for the first time in a process of major maintenance and rebuilding of hull and structure in Dams and National Shipyards C.A. (Dianca), in order to improve the conditions of the unit. After 6 years of maintenance it was launched to the sea in 2008.

Astilleros Celaya S.A. (Bilbao, Spain)


General characteristics

1260 t
82.5 m
10.6 m
4.4 m

1 Detroit 12v-149t diesel engine
10 knots

• 17 officers
• 102 crew members

Source: Wikipedia.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/25000 sec
F-Stop: f/6.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 48 mm
Date Taken: 2016-07-30 12:45
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 605 k

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