Sail training vessel Stella Polare (A 5313)

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Stella Polare (ship, 1965), Sète cf01.jpg
History
Name: Stella Polare
Namesake: Stella Polare (Pole star ship)
Operator: Marina Militare
Builder: Cantiere Sangermani Chiavari (Genova)
Laid down: 1964
Launched: 15 September 1965
Commissioned: 8 October 1965
In service: 1
Homeport: La Spezia
Identification: MMSI number: 912471184
Fate: in service
Notes: Pennant number A 5313
General characteristics
Type: Yawl
Tonnage: 48 t (47 long tons) full load
Length:
  • - 21.47 m (70 ft 5 in) LOA
  • - 15.24 m (50.0 ft) 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)
Sail plan:
  • - Sail surface upwind: 205 m2 (2,210 sq ft)
  • - Sail surface: 488 m2 (5,250 sq ft)
Speed: 7.0 knots (13.0 km/h; 8.1 mph) by engine prop
Range: 500 nmi (930 km; 580 mi) at 7.0 knots (13.0 km/h; 8.1 mph) (on engine prop)
Complement: 16
Notes:
  • - 1 x diesel engine FIAT AIFO 101.4 kW (136.0 bhp)
  • - 1 x shaft
  • - 1 x engine generator Onan 7 kW (9.4 bhp)

The Stella Polare (A 5313) vessel is a Yawl, active as sails trainings vessel for the Marina Militare.[1]

History[edit]

Designed by Sparkman & Stephens Designs New York City (United States), the world-famous yacht design firm, project 1505.1, Stella Polare for the RORC 1st class, is a Bermudan-rig yawl, built in wood, sister of Corsaro II,[2] commissioned by Marina Militare to be used as a training ship for the students of the Italian Naval Academy in Livorno.
Original engine General Motors 471 (200 BHP) was then replaced by an FIAT AIFO engine as 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[edit]

  1. ^ "Stella Polare - Marina Militare". Marina.difesa.it. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  2. ^ "CORSARO II and STELLA POLARE : Sparkman & Stephens Designs 1505 and 1505.1" (PDF). Sparkmanstephens.info. Retrieved 2016-12-09.