Talk:Italian training ship Amerigo Vespucci

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  • The Italian fact sheet gives the displacement of the vessel as "4'146 t.pc.". Would these be GRTs? If not, what kind of tons are they?

I will guess that is displacement- unsure if GRT or DWT. GRT and DWT has the T meaning tonnage- which is a measure of volume ( 1 ton = 100 cubic feet). I expect if it was GRT or DWT, you still woudl have seen that. Displacement is ships weight if you had a big enough scale. (several options regulat ton = 2000 pounds, or long/metric ton =2240 pounds) Wfoj2 (talk) 15:31, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Some more info on the training cruises and participation in tall ship races could be added.

A note on copyright: the web site of the Italian Navy is public domain; see the explanation given at Image:Vespucci.jpg.

Lupo 22:00, 7 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Questions[edit]

  • How does a steel ship float?
«Especially important in hulls constructed from materials that are denser than water, such as steel, the hull traps a volume of air that lowers the overall density of the vessel, providing buoyancy so it floats.»
«In physics, buoyancy is an upward force on an object immersed in a fluid (i.e. a liquid or a gas), enabling it to float or at least to appear to become lighter. If the buoyancy exceeds the weight, then the object floats; if the weight exceeds the buoyancy, the object sinks. It was the ancient Greek, Archimedes of Syracuse, who first discovered the law of buoyancy, sometimes called Archimedes' principle:
The buoyant force is equal to the weight of the displaced fluid.
Typically, the weight of the displaced fluid is directly proportional to the volume of the displaced fluid, thus, objects with greater volume have greater buoyancy.»
  • Who created the Amerigo Vespucci?
«In 1925, the Italian Navy ordered two school ships to be built following a design by Lieutenant Colonel Francesco Rotundi of the Italian Navy Engineering Corps, inspired by the style of large late 18th century 74-cannon ships of the line. [...] The ship [NdR: the Amerigo Vespucci] was built in 1930 at the (formerly Royal) Naval Shipyard of Castellammare di Stabia (Naples).»

Please check Wikipedia:Reference desk. GhePeU 09:00, 29 September 2005 (UTC) i'm in love with you kawailele miller —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.91.13.204 (talk) 05:15, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Amerigo Vespucci at Trafalgar 200[edit]

Greetings Amerigo Vespucci supporters. Your page is very nice and at lot of work has gone into making it. Amerigo Vespucci was a very important visitor to Portsmouth for the Trafalgar 200 celebrations and this warrants a mention in the article.
Amerigo vespucci wiki v1.jpg
show her at anchor during the afternoon of the review by the Queen. The image page has some text associated with it for consideration. Do you feel it warrants being used? Best wishes, Des. Desk1 14:09, 12 September 2006 (UTC)