Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

NRP Sagres: Portugal’s tallest Navy ship in Goa

It was a wonderful experience to have a visit to Portugal’s tallest Navy ship, NRP Sagres, which arrived in Goa. The Sagres is visiting Goa as part of its 2010 circumnavigation of the world to mark the arrival of the Portuguese to the Orient and Extreme Orient 500 years ago.

About Sagres:

The Sagres was built in 1937 in shipyard of Blohm & Voss in Hamburg and named the Albert Leo Schlageter. She was the 3rd of four ships built by the German Navy including the Horst Vessel (now the US Coast Guard ship, Eagle). and the Gorch Fock (now the Tovarishch of Ukraine). A sister-ship, Mircea, was also built for the Romanian Navy. During World War II she was taken to Bremerhaven shipyard after damage from a mine and captured by the U.S. forces in 1945. The ship was given to Brazil in 1948 and sailed in as a training ship in the Brazilian Navy under the name Guanabara. In 1962 she was purchased by Portugal purchased to replace the old sail training ship Sagres and is often referred to as the Sagres II.

News article as reported by the local daily the Herald
Portuguese ship anchors in Goa


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