Photographer's Note

Ship Sagres School was constructed, in 1937, in the Blohm shipyards & Voss (Hamburg), is a bark that makes use of 23 sail , 10 of round cloth and 13 of Latin cloth being of these you finish 11 of the triangular type and 2 of the quadrangular type, it has of length 88 meters, mouth 12 meters, of silenced 5 meters, weighs 1869 tons and it has 202 members of the crew. In the sail it has the Cross of Christ, who is today former-libris of the Ship the Sagres School, started to be used in the sail of the Portuguese ships in century XV. It was the symbol of the Military Order of Christ, established in 1317, that Enrique had Infant D. as its regedor and governor, since 1420.Esta Order inherited all the goods of the old Order of the Templários when this was extinct, in 1312, for D. Dinis. Of this form, the Infant made use of an important economic support that became possible the beginning of the expansion and the Portuguese discoveries.

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Additional Photos by Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9250 W: 115 N: 13285] (64251)
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