The Amerigo Vespucci ship: history of the most beautiful ship

Oct 18, 2021 622

BY: Giulia Di Felice

Just like the great sailor after which it is named, the Amerigo Vespucci s navigates under full sail, unrestrainable alberi maestri, ventisei vele, una superficie, imposing, majestic. So, for 90 years, this ship of the Marina Militare italiana has been an integral part of the training of officer cadets of the Navy Academy and it has become a true symbol of Italian nautical tradition.

The construction plan of the Amerigo Vespucci dates back to 1925, when it was designed to replace the previous training ship, together with its twin Cristoforo Colombo, initially ceded to URSS and subsequently destroyed in a fire in 1963. The official launch of the ship takes place in February of 1931 in Castellammare di Stabia, in the location where it was built.

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