Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Esmeralda"
Photos of the sailing ship:
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Ex-names:||Juan de Austria|
|Type of rigging:||4-MAST-BARKENTINE|
|Yard:||Echevarrieta y Larrinaga, Cadiz, SPA|
|Overall length:||113.00 m|
|Length (hull):||94.00 m|
|Sail area:||2870 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Stahl / Steel|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 30 Jun 2002
- keel was laid by order of the Spanish Navy in 1946, the project started under the Name "Juan de Austria", the ship's completion was delayed by severe fire damage at the shipyard, she was eventually launched in 1953, completed afloat and put into service in 1954 for the Chilean Navy under the name "Esmeralda".
- her sister ship is the "Juan Sebastian de Elcano", differences can be found in the rigging, with the front gaff sail replaced by numerous staysails, thus justifying her classification as a barkentine, other sails are rigged in a manner typical for schooners.
- training ship for navy and merchant navigation and goodwill ambassador of her state, covers relatively long distances every year, frequently travelling the world and visiting Europe, North America and the Far East.
- took part in the Tall Ships Race to New York in 1964 and 1976, the Osaka Sailing Festival in 1983, as well as the New York Operation Sail in 1986, the 1992 Columbus Regatta and the 1997 Hamburg harbour anniversary celebrations, and in Tall Ships 2000 events on the American Atlantic coast
- the Chilean training ship was named after a vessel which had fought successfully against the opposing fleet during the salpeter war between Bolivia and Peru in 1879
Contact:Website (español, 27 Feb 2011):
Buque Escuela "Esmeralda": website of this training ship with technical characteristics, photos and history
Literature for further reading:
We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 49 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
Beken of Cowes, Eric C. Abranson
"Segelschiffe der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1995 ISBN: 3-89225-314-5
(engl. Originalausgabe: "Sailing Ships of the World", 1992, Thomas Reed Publications Ltd.)
Page: 88 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Windjammer der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1999 ISBN: 3-89225-396-X
(franz. Originalausgabe: "Les Plus Beaux Voiliers Du Monde", 1997)
Page: 77 Source with picture Source with history
"Unter Segeln, die grossen Windjammer auf den Weltmeeren"
Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1994 ISBN: 3-7822-0605-3
(ital. Originalausgabe: "La nave a vela")
Page: 44, 68, 100 Source with picture Source with history
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 186, 190 Source with picture
(kurzer beschreibender Text)
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
Page: 70 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 58 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2007 ISBN: 978-0-9799878-0-9
Page: 145 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact