Monday, 16 May 2016


The Mexican Navy's sail training vessel CUAUHTEMOC arrived in Halifax last week, and departed today. I wasn't around on the weekend, so I had to settle for getting a few photos this morning and this afternoon. 

CUAUHTEMOC alongside Cable Wharf this morning.

I waited around for the 8:00 am raising of the Mexican national flag and the courtesy Canadian flag, for which they played both country's national anthems.  

Raising the Mexican flag.
Raising the courtesy Canadian flag.

Originally scheduled to depart at 10:00, she instead moved to HMC Dockyard for the afternoon, and went with a departure in the early evening - which I didn't catch. 

CUAUHTEMOC has been here before. Here is a photo of her alongside Purdy's Wharf during Tall Ships 2004.

At least one of her sister ships has also been here: Colombia's GLORIA was here in 2000, as well as more recently.

GLORIA in 2000.
She is also related to Venezuela's SIMON BOLIVAR and Ecuador's GUAYAS.

All four of these ships were built to a design similar to that of USCGC EAGLE and the Portuguese Navy's SAGRES II.

USCGC EAGLE on 2000.
EAGLE in 2012.
SAGRES II in 2009.

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