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ARA Libertad Visits Dublin to Remember Admiral Brown

Photographs © John H. Luxton 2007

Frigate ARA LIBERTAD arrived at Dublin on June 21 as part of her visit to Ireland to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the death of Admiral William Brown in 1857. Born in Foxford, Co. Mayo Admiral Brown founded the Argentine Navy - Armada Argentina - a statue of Admiral Brown was erected nearby during 2006.

On June 22 the The Irish Minister for Defence, the Argentine Chargé d’Affaires, Federico Guillermo Urrutia, the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Jim Sreenan and the Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service, Commodore Frank Lynch attended a ceremony at the statue of Admiral William Brown

 

These views are taken from Sir John Rogerson's Quay .

 

This magnificent full rigged tall ship was constructed by Astillero Río Santiago of Buenos Aires and delivered to the Argentine Navy in 1962. She set the world speed record during the crossing of the Northern Atlantic under sail, in 1966, covering a distance of 2,058.6 nautical miles in 8 days

LOA:

91,75m.

Breadth:

14,31m.

Medium draft:

6,60m.

Depth:

11,00m.

DISPLACEMENT

3.800t.

PROPULSION

 

Speed with engine:

13,5 knots

Main Engines:

2  AFNE Sulzer engines

ARMAMENT

 

Military armament:

4 Hotchkiss salute cannons

Sail rigging:

3 masts

Sail surface:

2.683m2 27 sails

Crew:

357 persons

 

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