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Built in Liverpool (England) in 1897, the Fragata Sarmiento was the first training ship of Argentina, providing services to the students of the Escuela Naval Militar between 1899 and 1939. Performed a total of 37 trips of instruction throughout the world, has graduated 23 thousand naval officers and cadets, visited more than 40 countries and traveled 1,100,000 nautical miles, always on a mission of peace.

Every trip, carrying up to 31 officers, 40 cadets and 275 crew members.

The name of the frigate is a tribute to Argentine president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, who founded the Escuela Naval Militar in 1872.

The Frigate Sarmiento has 85 meters long and 13 meter wide. It has 35 sails, 3 masts (the largest is 54 meters), 6 anchors and a steam engine with 1,800 horsepower, powered by four boilers and responsible for a speed up to 13 knots (26 km/h).

Declared a National Historic Monument in 1962, was converted into a museum in 1964 and is docked in Puerto Madero since 1994.

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