"Puerto Madero - Sarmiento Frigate" Fragata Sarmiento - Museum Ship Tip by ptitetoile


This ship is moored at Dique 3 in Puerto Madero, behind the Microcentro neighborhood.

From the mid XIX century to 1946, this ship was the school and flagship of the Argentine navy. It served as a training facility to the cadets of the Navy on their first tour of duty prior to their graduation as naval officers.

It is a ship of sober and stylized lines, capable of sailing using the wind or by a coal fueled steam engine as power source. It measures around 30 yards long, and it is 10 yards wide. It sported many technological advances for the time: an engineering room with a mechanical lathe, a Siebe-Gorman submersion system, and a torpedo launching tube mounted on the bow.

The Frigate sailed multiple times around the world, always with a fresh crew of cadets and officers. It visited many ports in Europe, Asia and the Americas... and now is a floating museum of the proud naval history of the country.

Address: Pierina Dealessi, Buenos Aires

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  • Written Jan 4, 2005
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