The ARC Gloria is Columbia’s training ship, and is a newcomer to the world of sail. In 1966, the Columbian Navy authorized the construction of a sail training ship, and the ARC Gloria was completed in 1968. The ship was named after the Columbian Defense Minister General Reveiz, and it was named after his wife, Mrs. Gloria de Reveiz.
The ARC Gloria is a three masted barque that displaces 1,300 tons and is 212 feet long. She has a diesel engine, and her speed is ten knots under power. As she travels on her training voyages, she acts as a goodwill ambassador for Columbia opening for visitors on her various stops.
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