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LIBERTAD

Certification

USCG Certification

Story

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.

Specifications

Flag: Argentina
Rig: Full-Rigged Ship
Homeport: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sparred Length: 356'
LOD: 317'
LWL: 263'
Draft: 21' 9
Beam: 45' 3
Rig height: 147' 6
Freeboard: 15'
Sail Area: 28,545
Hull: steel

Facts

Season: May-November
Built: 1956
Crew: 150
Contact: Navy of the Argentine Republic
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