Cisne Branco (1999)

Cisne Branco in 2007. Photo by Bruce Bodner, uploaded to wikimedia.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1998
Launched
1999
Commissioned
2000
AD/BC
AD
History

Cisne Branco is a Brazilian Navy training ship. Laid down in 1998 in the Netherlands, she commissioned 9 March, 2000. 76m (249 feet) long, Cisne Branco has a masthead height of 46m (152 feet), and displaces 1,038 tons. Crew size is seventy-two. While primarily a training vessel for naval and merchant marine cadets, Cisne Branco is used to represent Brazil at events around the world, notably making her maiden voyage to Brazil from the builders to coincide with celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil by Cabral, and conducting a tour of South America in 2010 with other sailing ships, commemorating the first governments of Argentina and Chile.