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UAM Creoula
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UAM Creoula
Career Naval Ensign of the Portuguese Republic
Name: UAM Creoula
Launched: 1937
Status: Training ship
General characteristics
Type: Lugger
Displacement: 894 long tons (908 t) light
1,300 long tons (1,321 t) full[1]
Length: 67.4 m (221 ft 2 in) o/a
52.8 m (173 ft 3 in) p/p[1]
Height: of masts, 36 m (118 ft 1 in)[1]
Propulsion: Sails / MTU 8-cylinder engine, 500 cv[1]

A maquette of the Creoula in the Navy Museum

UAM Creoula[nb 1] is a training ship of the Portuguese Navy, built in 1937 in the Companhia União Fabril (CUF) shipyards in Lisbon for Parceria Geral de Pescas fishing company. From 1938 to 1973 it was used in the Cod fishing campaigns in Newfoundland and Greenland. Between 1973 and 1979 remain moored in Lisbon until it was bought in 1979 by the Secretary of State for Fishing to become a fishing museum, but during the repairs it was noticed that the hull was in excellent condition, so it was determined that the ship should sail again, therefore it became a Portuguese Navy training ship.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. UAM: Unidades Auxiliares da Marinha (Naval Auxiliary Units)[2]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Características". www.marinha.pt. http://www.marinha.pt/PT/extra/creoula/onavio/Pages/Caracteristicas.aspx. Retrieved 2009-11-03.  (Portuguese)
  2. Baker 1999, p. 622.
  • Baker, A.D. (1998). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 1998–1999. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-111-4. 

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