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Built in Bilbao, Spain for the Colombian Navy in 1966, the three masted barque GLORIA is used as a school ship for the cadets of the Colombian Naval Academy. She carries a compliment of 150 men and women, ranging from enlisted to midshipmen and officers. The cruises are aimed at training officers in their third year at the Naval Academy, to implement their academic knowledge in the areas of star navigation, seamanship, leadership and teambuilding. GLORIA is a proud goodwill ambassador of the Colombian Navy. During her service, she has made 46 cruises, navigating over 500,000 nautical miles, and visiting 143 different ports around the world.


Flag: Colombia
Rig: Barque
Homeport: Cartegena, Colombia
Sparred Length: 249' 4
LOA: 212'
LOD: 189'
LWL: 184'
Draft: 14' 9
Beam: 34' 9
Rig height: 126' 4
Freeboard: 21' 7
Sail Area: 15,075
Tons: 934
Hull: steel


Normal cruising waters: Worldwide
Season: Year-round
Built: 1969
Crew: 69
Contact: Navy of Colombia
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