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  Cisne Branco (Brazilian Navy) - Tall Ship

Cisne Branco | Brazilian Navy
Cisne Branco, Tall Ships Belfast 2009
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CISNE BRANCO FACTS

Description
Cisne Branco is a three-masted tall ship belonging to the Brazilian Navy, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The white ship is 74m long with 15 sails and is designed in the style of a 19th century clipper. She is used as a sail training ship for cadets from the Brazilian Naval School, Academy of Merchant Marine, and other naval schools. Her name is Portuguese for White Swan. She is sister ship to the Stad Amsterdam, which was built at the same shipyard in Amsterdam.

Destinations
The ship takes part in national and international events representing the Brazilian Navy and promoting Brazilian culture.

History
Cisne Branco was built at Damen Shipyard, Amsterdam, Netherlands and launched in 1999 for the Brazilian Navy, with whom she commenced service in early 2000. Her maiden voyage was the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean to Brazil,

Ship Summary
Operator:Brazilian Navy
Built by:Damen Shipyard, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date Completed:1999
Gross Tonnage:733
Length:74 m
Width:10 m
Crew:72
IMO:9203320