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Colombian barque to visit Bermuda

  • The Colombian flagship ARC Gloria which will dock in Hamilton Harbour next week

The official flagship of the Colombian Navy, the three-masted barque ARC Gloria, will visit Bermuda next week.

Gloria is a training ship ordered by the Colombian Government in 1966.

She is one of four similar barques built as sail training vessels for Latin American navies — her half-sisters are the Mexican Cuauhtémoc, the Venezuelan Simón Bolívar and the Ecuadoran Guayas.

Their design is similar to the 1930 designs of the German firm Blohm & Voss, like Gorch Fock, USCGC Eagle and the NRP Sagres.

The ship’s name is a reference to the national anthem, Oh Gloria inmarcesible (O Unfading Glory).

ARC Gloria will arrive in Hamilton next Wednesday at 8.00am and will receive visitors that day and on Thursday and Friday from 9am to 12.00am and from 2pm to 5pm, and from 9am to noon on Saturday.

The ship will depart on 4pm at that same day.