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Date of launch 1937
Place of launch Hamburg
Type 3-masted steel barque
GRT -
NRT -
DWT 1816
Length 88.5 m (290.4 ft)
Beam 11.7 m (38.4 ft)
Draft 5.1 m (16.7 ft)

Later names: Guanabara (1948), Sagres (1962)

  • 1937 
    Built of steel by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, to be used as a schoolship for the German Navy. She was rigged as a three-masted barque carrying royals over single topgallant sails and double topsails. She was the third of four sister ships, the other ones being Gorch Fock, Horst Wesseland Mircea. A fifth sister was built in 1958, a new Gorch Fock.
  • 1945 
    Captured by American forces.
  • 1948 
    Became a schoolship for the Brazilian Navy and renamed Guanabara.
  • 1962 
    Bought by the Portuguese Navy to replace their old schoolship Sagres. The Guanabara was renamed Sagres.

The Sagres still serves this purpose, and is easily recognizable by the red crosses she carries in her square sails.

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