Tuesday, February 03, 2009

C is for Cuauhtémoc

Today's "C" is the barque ARM Cuauhtémoc from Mexico. However, it is here seen leaving Bergen, Norway, during the Tall Ships' Races in August 2008. A very beautiful ship she is and a favourite among the inhabitants of Bergen, at least. She has visited us several times. She is famous for entering the visiting harbour with the crew standing on the yards, singing. I did not catch that this time, but here is link to one who caught her entering Rostock in 2006.

Here she is moored at a quay in Bergen harbour, Vågen.

Wikipedia has this to say:

The ARM Cuauhtémoc BE-01 is a Sail Training vessel of the Mexican Navy, named for the last Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc who was captured and executed in 1525.

She is the last of four sisterships built by the Naval Shipyards of Bilbao, Spain, in 1982, similar to the 1930 German designs of Blohm & Voss, like the Gorch Fock and the USCGC Eagle.

Like her sisterships, the Colombian Gloria, the Ecuadorian Guayas and the Simón Bolívar of Venezuela, the Cuauhtémoc is a sailing ambassador for her home country and a frequent visitor to world ports, having sailed over 400,000 nautical miles (700,000 km) in her 23 years of service with appearances at the Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Races, ASTA Tall Ships Challenges, Sail Osaka, and others.


The public was allowed to enter and we were received with the utmost courtesy and elegance. However, for security reasons we could not enter the rigging. Just as well, I think.

Wikipedia has more to say about the technical specifications:

Class and type: Barque
Displacement: 1,800 tons
Length: 220 ft 4 in (67.2 m) waterline
Beam: 39 ft 4 in (12 m)
Draft: 17.7 ft (5.4 m)
Propulsion:
  • Sparred Length:

296.9 ft (90.5 m)

  • Sail Area:

25,489 sq ft (2,368 m²)

  • Auxiliary Propulsion:
one 1,125 hp engine
Capacity:
  • Fuel Capacity:

220 tons

  • Water Capacity:
110 tons
Crew:
  • Officer and Crew Accommodations:

186

  • Trainee Accommodations:
90
Notes: Steel hulled vessel

As you can see, the brass was polished and the ropes in order.

So, everything was ship-shape. WELCOME BACK!




Today's post is an entry in the fourth round of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt.


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50 comments:

Jeni said...

To my blogger and poster of some of the most awesome photos ever -you are the man! I fell in love with your pictures of bridges first, then it was the scenic photos that caught my eye too, the flowers, trees, branches, rocks, rills, fjords and now -boats!
Beautiful, simply beautiful! Makes me drool, wishing I could see the beauty of these things in your land, first hand. Alas, that day will never come to pass but at least you keep showing me, bit by bit, just how gorgeous these places, these many things are! Please, don't ever stop doing that!

Anemone said...

DEN var flott. Smekker rett og slett!!

Men jeg blir litt sjøsyk bare jeg ser en båt jeg :-(

ArneA said...

Well done.
Next year you should use some money and join Tall Ship Race for a week.

PERBS said...

Just beautiful! It was like as if I were there!

Monica said...

For en flott båt!

John said...

Her har du virkelig slått på stortromma Rune. Meget bra innlegg.
Bilde nr3 og 4 var utrolig flotte.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Heh RuneE,
I love this kind of boats, you are shwoing one of my favorites!

CURIOUS for my C? Here is mine: www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com
Greetings from JoAnn/Holland

Lene said...

Majestetisk, Rune!!! Og du har virkelig klart å fange de flotteste detaljer med kameraet. Knall!!! Great, great c-post!!

ellen b. said...

Oh my! That is such an amazing ship. Your got some beautiful detailed photos! Great information too!!

Anne-Berit said...

Dette var en fantastisk flott serie,Rune.

Fotosekken said...

Flotte bilder av et flott skip! Når man ser gutta som klatrer i toppene i sånne høyder kan man ikke annet enn å bli imponert. Aller best likte jeg detaljene av tau og messing. Flottende C!

photowannabe said...

Love the angles and lines in these shots. This is such a beautiful, majestic ship.

Ackworth born said...

That rigging is so fantastic. I know someone whose middle name is Cu... - never could pronounce it - he lives in California but I guess he hails from Mexico originally or his family did.

John said...

Disse har jeg konvertert til s/h i LR og så brukt Topaz i PS til slutt. Hvis det er noe nytt og revolusjonerende i PS ang farger så spytt ut :)
La til en ny en på NNF i sta så nå er vi 35 medlemmer :)

Reader Wil said...

My husband would have loved this: tallships and in Norway. Two things he loved. We always went to Sail in Amsterdam, where all the tallships gathered if they sailed to our country. I,too, love those enormous, wonderful ships. My husband always watched the Onedin Line. These photos are great!
You asked to see something of the wall of tales. Well I posted a slide of the Milbi Wall for ABC Wednesday on 14th October, 2008.

Miss_Yves said...

Amazing photos!More and more beautiful !
I think you'd like Cherbourg. I added two links if you want to see and read something about umbrellas and ships .
You can hear the famous music of Michel Legrand on my blog and It doesn't rain all day time in this town !

naturglede said...

Du har da noen ubeskrivelig fine bilder her. Ha en fin abc videre:)

Carolina said...

Great photos! Those big sailingships are just incredible to watch. So majestic. Must be a real privilege to sail such a ship. I really enjoyed these photos!

richies said...

What an awesome tall ship. We definitely never see a tall ship here in Arkansas. Once when I was in Boston I got to see a gathering of tall ships. It was amazing.

An Arkie's Musings

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You show much enthusiasm for this tall ship. ;-) Wonderful photos!

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a beautiful ship and interesting account.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I must say this is like seeing a beautiful lady, a model, and being able to photograph her. And you did a great job on the photography end of it too.

Babooshka said...

Ramsey used to build Tall Ships. Alas no more. I am so envious of you for photographing these.


(Very clever comment on the Cherbourg ABC post)

PERBS said...

Rune, could you please email me. I lost your addy when my other computer crashed. Also, please come back and look at the third try of the macro posts but enlarge it first. The background is blurred. The macro is the fence and the one dried weed between fence partitions. Thanks!

Tumblewords: said...

She is glorious. Thank you for the information and the beautiful photos. I hadn't heard of her but will remember her now. Thank you!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos, Rune, and very interesting information about the ship. Thank you.

Bradley said...

I love the ship, but your photo of the rope and brass is the best. It is always the detail that tell the most of the story.

D Herrod said...

Excellent C. I love your photos of ships.

Malyss said...

I saw this ship in France, in Brest , some years ago. I love those old and beautyful lords (or ladies)of the sea.They have such a majesty...Beautyful post!

Michele said...

Outstanding and impressive information on this elegant ship. She is a beaut!
You did a fantastic job of showing us exactly what she is made of!
Your photos are exceptional.

Life with Kaishon said...

What a magnificent vessel. Great pictures. Like always : ).

Dragonstar said...

You never fail to provide wonderful nautical photos. These are absolutely excellent!

Poopsie aka Blue said...

The Tall Sips are amazing!

Atlântico Azul said...

AWSOME AWASOME AWSOME AWSOME AWSOME!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

Holz said...

It's all been said but kudos to you this is a wonderful post. Tall ships catch my breath. Superb!

Dulce said...

I love this kind of ships and your photos showed it quite well.
Have a great week.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Kjempegode bilder av et flott skip. Jaggu kunne dem bygge båter før også.

nonizamboni said...

Gorgeous tall ship and a really interesting, well done post, as always. Thanks for sharing with us!

nonizamboni said...

Gorgeous tall ship and a really interesting, well done post, as always. Thanks for sharing with us!

kml said...

I just love your Tall Ship photos! How lucky you are to see these beautiful vessels!

Tash said...

my goodness the 1st photo is so beautiful - the ship & the landscape. Thanks for the visual treat. & also thank you for the author recommendation - I'll be looking for his work.

raf said...

A great big thumbs up for this post, Rune. Glad I didn't miss your C post today. What a grand vessel she is. You have some super images of her visit, but the one that grabbed me most was the detail shot of the pin rail in fine order.
Dandy post. Thanks, Rune!

imac said...

What a beauty Rune.
all great shots.

Ann said...

What a marvellous vessel, great work Runee !

lv2scpbk said...

Love the first photo but they are all wonderful.

Barbara Martin said...

Ahh, I love these ship photos. Thanks for sharing them, RuneE.

GMG said...

Hi Rune! Wonderful pictures! The Cuauhtémoc is a lovely ship!
Meanwhile Blogtrotter has entered Rajasthan! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Kate said...

There's not much moer that I can add to all these congratulatory comments from your many fans. The photos are absolutely outstanding, and your techinique is very professional.

Pernille said...

Når jeg ser disse bildene dine, så er det nesten så jeg lengter etter sommer og sol. Ååååå, gu,- jeg må ha feber. Men det har jeg ikke. Bare nyyyydelige bilder som påvirker meg;)

Ha en koselig søndag, Rune:)

Quail said...

I too love tall ships and we get a lots of visiting ships where I live in Brixham, south west England.