Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Amerigo Vespucci"

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Amerigo Vespucci, Claus Kisselmann, Porteferraio, Elba , 10/1993

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Claus Kisselmann,
Porteferraio, Elba,
10/1993

Amerigo Vespucci, Holger Thormann, S.Y. Allegria, Hamburg , 08/1999

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Holger Thormann, S.Y. Allegria,
Hamburg,
08/1999

Amerigo Vespucci, Holger Thormann, S.Y. Allegria, Hamburg , 08/1999

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Holger Thormann, S.Y. Allegria,
Hamburg,
08/1999

Amerigo Vespucci, Holger Thormann, S.Y. Allegria, Hamburg , 08/1999

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Holger Thormann, S.Y. Allegria,
Hamburg,
08/1999

Amerigo Vespucci, Thomas Albert, Sail Bremerhaven 2005 , 08/2005

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Thomas Albert,
Sail Bremerhaven 2005,
08/2005

Amerigo Vespucci, Heinz Janssen, Sail Bremerhaven 2005 , 08/2005

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Heinz Janssen,
Sail Bremerhaven 2005,
08/2005

Amerigo Vespucci, Volker Gries, Sail Bremerhaven 2010 , 08/2010

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Volker Gries,
Sail Bremerhaven 2010,
08/2010

Amerigo Vespucci, Volker Gries, Sail Bremerhaven 2010 , 08/2010

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Volker Gries,
Sail Bremerhaven 2010,
08/2010

Amerigo Vespucci, Volker Gries, Sail Bremerhaven 2010 , 08/2010

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Volker Gries,
Sail Bremerhaven 2010,
08/2010

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Amerigo Vespucci
Registered port:La Spezia
Nation:ITA
Type of rigging:VOLLSCHIFF
Year built:1931
Yard:Castellamare di Stabia, Neapel, ITA
Overall length:100.60 m
Length (hull):82.30 m
Breadth:15.50 m
Draught:7.20 m
Sail area:2580 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:1900 PS
Engine:2 x 950 Fiat Marelli Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 05 May 2002

  • this ship is reminiscent of the great frigates of the 19th century because of the spectacular decorative work on her hull and rigging.
  • built in 1930, launched 1931, to train national and international officer cadets, she belongs to the Marina Militare, Accademia Navale in Livorno.
  • mainly trains students in the Mediterranean but also makes Transatlantic trips to North and South America.
  • has participated in many windjammer meetings, e.g. Sail Amsterdam 1985, Sail Bremerhaven 1990 and the 1992 Columbus Race, the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race as part of the 1996 Sail Training Association Mediterranean fleet and participated the Tall Ships 2000 series to Genoa, Cadiz, Bermuda, Boston and Halifax.
  • named after the seafarer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512) from Florence who was long considered the discoverer of America.
  • her sister ship, the "Christoforo Colombo" (built 1928) was given to the Soviet Union after the war as a reparation, used under the name "Dunay", decommissioned in 1971, scrapped in Odessa in 1972

Contact:

Website (italiano/English, 26 Feb 2011):
http://www.marina.difesa.it/uominimezzi/navi/Pagine/Vespucci.aspx
Amerigo Vespucci: website of the ship by the Italian Navy

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.

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 176 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: 26 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Ollivier Puget
"Windjammer der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1999 ISBN: 3-89225-396-X
(franz. Originalausgabe: "Les Plus Beaux Voiliers Du Monde", 1997)
Page: 52, 11, 27 Source with picture Source with history

Giancarlo Schiavoni
"Unter Segeln, die grossen Windjammer auf den Weltmeeren"
Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1994 ISBN: 3-7822-0605-3
(ital. Originalausgabe: "La nave a vela")
Page: 40, 4, 74 Source with picture Source with history

Anthony Churchill
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 181 Source with picture
(kurzer beschreibender Text)

"Faszination Segelschiffe"
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact
(Zeichnungen)

Thaddeus Koza
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
(http://www.tallshipsinternational.com/)
Page: 22 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 190 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
(17th Edition)
Page: 105 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact