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Post Training Ship "Juan Sebastian Elcano": A Correction
Created by John Eipper on 10/20/20 3:32 AM

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Training Ship "Juan Sebastian Elcano": A Correction (Silvia Ribelles de la Vega, USA, 10/20/20 3:32 am)

Thank you for publishing my note on the meeting of sister ships Esmeralda and Elcano in the Straits of Magellan. Just a little note, the Juan Sebastián Elcano was built in Cádiz, not in the UK. The blueprints were English, but the work was done in Spain.

In this link you can see some interesting photos:

http://astilleroscadiz.buques.org/Construcciones/Echevarrieta/Elcano.htm

JE comments:  Apologies; I did a sloppy job of cribbing off the 'Net.  So the Elcano and the Chilean Esmeralda are true sister ships, built from identical plans in the same yard 25 years apart.  Maybe one should call them "aunt and niece" ships.  The Elcano has sailed over 2 million miles since its launch in 1927, a record for a "tall" sailing vessel.

The Captain's quarters are very luxurious!  See photos above.

Today exactly 500 years ago, Magellan and his crew entered the treacherous Straits, unsure of whether they would ever emerge.  A sobering thought as you go about your day, Dear WAISers.


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