|Leaving the Port and headed back home.|
At 370 feet long, this training ship for the Royal Spanish Navy had arrived a couple of days earlier from Puerto Rico, after crossing the Atlantic ocean from Spain. The ship being over 85 years old, built in 1927 and named after the Spanish explorer Juan Sebastian Elcano,
In talking to one of the officers, I asked about the maintenance of the ship and he shared with me that in every stop of the journey. They arrive a day earlier, and the complete ship is cleaned, all brass polished and every detail look at, and maintained. After walking through the ship, that you would think is a museum piece, yet everything functions and serves it's crew of almost 200 men in not only their training, but safely taking them across the world's oceans. It is admirable the condition of this sea worthy vessel.
|Secured at Port Canaveral,FL|
This is a Step ladder that's about 12 ft. tall.
|A sailor admirers an areal shot of the vessel from over 50 years ago.|