Gloria

Class : A

Rig : Barque 3

Heights : 45.11 m

Lengh of hull : 55.97 m

Nationality : Colombia

Year built : 1968

Home Port : Cartagena

 

The Colombian Government authorized its navy to acquire a training ship in 1966. A contract was signed with the Spanish shipyard Celaya of Bilbao in October 1966, and began to be fulfilled in April 1967. GLORIA is one of four similar barques built as sail training vessels for Latin American navies; the Mexican Cuauhtémoc, the Venezuelan Simón Bolívar and the Ecuadoran Guayas. The ship's name is a reference to the national anthem, Oh gloria inmarcesible (O Unfading Glory).

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