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"Santa Maria Manuela" - Sailing ship

The four-master was built in 1937

The "Santa Maria Manuela" is a beautiful four-masted gaff schooner, which was built in 1937 at the Portuguese shipyard Companhia União Fabril (CUF) in Lisbon. The sailing ship was used for cod fishing off Newfoundland and Greenland until the 1990s and was part of the so-called "White Fleet" (Frota Branca). This was the name given to the Portuguese fishing fleet, which fished for cod on the Newfoundland Bank, due to the predominantly white hull colour of its vessels. The dried and salted cod (stockfish) is prepared as "Bacalhau" and is the national dish of Portugal and Brazil. Over the years, the fishing ship has been adapted and rebuilt to the new technology. Between 2007 and 2010, the "Santa Maria Manuela" was extensively reconstructed and restored to its original state. Today it is used as a training ship and as a cruise ship under sails.
The "Santa Maria Manuela" was already a guest at the SAIL Bremerhaven 2010 and 2015.

Species: Four-masted gaff schooner
Owner: Pascoal & Filhos, S.A., Portugal
Home port: Aveiro
Nation: POR
Length: 68,64 m
Width: 9,90 m
Draught: 5.94 m
Sail area: 1244m²
Crew: 75

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