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SIMON BOLIVAR (BE-11) class

Country of Origin: Venezuela

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 1 SIMON BOLIVAR-class SAIL TRAINING SHIP (WAXT)

 Name            Pendant   Launched        Commissioned    Status

 SIMON BOLIVAR   BE-11     Nov. 21, 1979   Aug. 14, 1980   Active

description

This is a three-masted barque training ship.

The SIMON BOLIVAR is similar to the Ecuadorian GUAYAS , the Mexican CUAUHTEMOC and Colombian GLORIA sail training ships.

She was refitted during 2007/2008. The ship's highest mast is 131 ft 9 in (40.2 m) tall.

status

Active.

builders


 AT Celaya, Bilbao, Spain

characteristics


 Displacement:       1,260 tons full load
 Dimensions:
     length          191 ft 9 in (58.5 m) waterline
                     270 ft 9 in (82.5 m) overall
     beam             34 ft 8 in (10.6 m)
     draft            14 ft 4 in ( 4.4 m) maximum
 Propulsion:
     main            1,650 sq. meters
     auxiliary       1 Detroit type 12V-149T diesels;
                       875 total bhp; 1 shaft
 Performance:
     speed           17 knots under sail
                     10.5 knots under power
 Manning:            93 total (17 off. + 76 enl.) + 18 instructors +
                       84 cadets
 Electronic Systems:
     radar           1 navigation

issues and notes

None.

operational notes

None.

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