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UAM Creoula

UAM Creoula
History
Naval Ensign of the Portuguese Republic
Name: UAM Creoula
Launched: 1937
Status: Training ship
General characteristics
Type: Lugger
Displacement:
  • 894 long tons (908 t) light
  • 1,300 long tons (1,321 t) full[1]
Length:
  • 67.4 m (221 ft 2 in) o/a
  • 52.8 m (173 ft 3 in) p/p[1]
Beam: 9.9 m (32 ft 6 in)
Height: of masts, 36 m (118 ft 1 in)[1]
Propulsion: Sails / MTU 8-cylinder engine, 500 cv[1]
A maquette of the Creoula in the Navy Museum

UAM Creoula[nb 1] is a training ship of the Portuguese Navy, built in 1937 in the Companhia União Fabril (CUF) shipyards in Lisbon for the Parceria Geral de Pescas fishing company. From 1938 to 1973 she was used in the cod fishing campaigns in Newfoundland and Greenland. Between 1973 and 1979 she remained moored in Lisbon. She was then bought by the Secretariat of State for Fisheries to become a fishing museum. However, during the repairs it was noticed that the hull was in excellent condition, so it was decided that the ship should sail again and she was converted into a Portuguese Navy training ship.

References

  1. ^ UAM: Unidades Auxiliares da Marinha (Naval Auxiliary Units)[2]
  1. ^ a b c d
  2. ^ Baker 1999, p. 622.

External links

  • Official SiteCreoulaUAM (Portuguese)
  • The White Fleet: The Voyage of the Creoula, by The National, CBC News, 1998.


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