Sunday, September 14, 2008

Worlds Longest Tall Ship

La Libertad, the longest tall ship in the world with the three masts of reaching some 160 feet off the water. At 356 feet, the ship is longer than a football field, carrying 180 cadets from the Argentinean Navy is the country's official sail training vessel. She was built in the 1950s at the Rio Santiago shipyards near Buenos Aires, Argentina her maiden voyage was in 1962. In 1966 she established the world record for transatlantic crossing (only sail navigation) between Cape Race (Canada) and Dursey Island (Ireland), 1,741.4 nautical miles in 6 days and 4 hours.

1 comment:

Martin Langlois ( said...

You obviously don't know that the world's longest Tall Ship is the russian four masted bark "Sedov" at 385 ft. It is followed by the other russian four masted bark "Kruzenshtern" and its 376 ft. The 3rd in line is The chilean four masted schooner "Esmeralda" with 371 ft in lenght... Please verify your sources before writing something !