Italian Sail Training Tall Ship Amerigo VESPUCCI in London

05/08/2013

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The Italian Tall Ship Amerigo VESPUCCI, one of the most spectacular ships in the world, is in London from today 5 May 2013 and will set sail again from the British capital on Saturday 10 August, as part of the 79th training campaign for the Cadets of the 1st year of the Italian Naval Academy.

During the English stop-over of the annual summer training period, the Italian Sail Training Tall Ship is docked on the Thames at the West India Docks.

The Amerigo VESPUCCI, which has been in service since 1931, left Leghorn on 8 July under the helm of Navy Captain Curzio PACIFICI, sailing across the Western Mediterranean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Channel and parts of the North Sea, during this latest training campaign. The last time the ship had stopped over in the United Kingdom was in Portsmouth, during last year’s Olympic Games.

Visiting times for free on board viewing of the ship by the public:

-Monday         05 August 1530-1800;
-Tuesday        06 August 1030-1200 and 1500-1700;
-Wednesday    07 August 1500-1800;
-Thursday       08 August 1030-1200 and 1500-1700;
-Friday           09 August 1030-1200 and 1500-1700;

South Quay Berth
Adjacent to 183 Marsh Wall 
London E14 9SH