Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Argentine ship 'Presidente Sarmiento', 1897

This was built as a training ship for the Argentine Navy, named after Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, the seventh President of Argentina, and finally withdrawn in 1961.  She is now a museum ship in Buenos Aires.

Displacement: 2,750 metric tonnes
Length: 81 meters
Beam:  13.11 meters
Draught: 5.64 meters
Propulsion: Steam, 3-cylinder compound, 1,000 hp (750 kW), ship rig

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