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Sail training vessel Stella Polare (A 5313)

Stella Polare (ship, 1965), Sète cf01.jpg
Stella Polare at Sète, Hérault, France in 2016
History
Italy
Name: Stella Polare
Namesake: Stella Polare (Pole star ship)
Builder: Cantiere Sangermani, Chiavari (Genova)
Laid down: 1964
Launched: 15 September 1965
Commissioned: 8 October 1965
Homeport: La Spezia
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Type: Yawl
Tonnage: 48 t (47 long tons) full load
Length:
  • 21.47 m (70 ft 5 in) LOA
  • 15.24 m (50 ft 0 in) LPP
Beam: 4.89 m (16 ft 1 in)
Height:
  • 24.08 m (79 ft 0 in) mainmast
  • 12.76 m (41 ft 10 in) mizzen mast
Draught: 3.01 m (9 ft 11 in)
Propulsion:
Sail plan:
  • Sail surface upwind: 205 m2 (2,210 sq ft)
  • Sail surface: 488 m2 (5,250 sq ft)
Speed: 7 knots (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) by engine prop
Range: 500 nmi (930 km; 580 mi) at 7 knots (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) (on engine prop)
Complement: 16

Stella Polare (A 5313) is a yawl, active as a sails training vessel for the Italian Navy (Marina Militare).[1]

History

Designed by Sparkman & Stephens Designs New York City (United States) as project 1505.1, Stella Polare was built for the Royal Ocean Racing Club as a first class a Bermuda-rigged yawl, built in wood. The vessel is the sister ship of Corsaro II,[2] and was commissioned by Italian Navy to be used as a training ship for the students of the Italian Naval Academy in Livorno.

The original engine, a General Motors 471 rated at 200 brake horsepower (150 kW) was replaced by an FIAT AIFO engine. The original Arona generator was replaced by an Onan model. Stella Polare is a training vessel for cadets of the Italian Naval Academy in Livorno, spending regular periods aboard. Each year she embarks on a training cruise which often includes calls to various classic sailing rallies and regattas.

References

  1. ^ "Stella Polare - Marina Militare". Marina.difesa.it. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  2. ^ "CORSARO II and STELLA POLARE : Sparkman & Stephens Designs 1505 and 1505.1" (PDF). Sparkmanstephens.info. Retrieved 9 December 2016.