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The Xebec was a widely used by Barbary Pirates in the Mediterranean Sea. They were built for speed by having a narrower floor than most of the tall ships.
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Amerigo Vespucci via source
Boat Name: Amerigo Vespucci
Year Launched: 1931
Constructed By: General Lieutenant Francesco Rotundi of the Italian Navy Engineering Corps at the (formerly Royal) Naval Shipyard of Castellammare di Stabia (Naples).
Size: 82.4 m (270.34 ft) long, with an overall length of 101 m (331 ft) including the bowsprit and a maximum width of 15.5 m (51 ft)
Actual Dimensions of Model: Length 55 inches. Height 32 inches
Year Model Built: June 28, 2007- November 4, 2007
Model Construction Hours: 735
The Amerigo Vespucci is a tall ship of the Marina Militare, named after the explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Its home port is Livorno, Italy, and it is in use as a school ship. In 1925, the Regia Marina ordered two school ships to a design by General Lieutenant Francesco Rotundi of the Italian Navy Engineering Corps, inspired by the style of large late 18th century 74-cannon ships of the line (like the neapolitan ship “Monarca”). The first, the Cristoforo Colombo, was put into service in 1928 and was used by the Italian Navy until 1943. After World War II, this ship was handed over to the USSR as part of the war reparations and was shortly afterwards decommissioned.
The second ship was the Amerigo Vespucci, built in 1930 at the (formerly Royal) Naval Shipyard of Castellammare di Stabia (Naples). She was launched on February 22, 1931, and put into service in July of that year.
The vessel is a full rigged three-masted steel hull 82.4 m (270.34 ft) long, with an overall length of 101 m (331 ft) including the bowsprit and a maximum width of 15.5 m (51 ft). She has a draught of about seven metres (23 ft) and a displacement at full load of 4146 tons. Under auxiliary diesel-electric propulsion the Amerigo Vespucci can reach 10 knots (19 km/h) and has an autonomy of 5450 nm (at 6.5 knots).