ARM Cuauhtémoc (BE01)

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Cuauhtémoc, 26 August 2012
Name: Cuauhtémoc
Builder: Astilleros Celaya S.A., Bilbao, Spain
Launched: January 9, 1982
Commissioned: July 29, 1982
Homeport: Acapulco, Mexico
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Steel-hulled sail training vessel
Displacement: 1,800 tons
Length: 220 ft 4 in (67.16 m) waterline
Beam: 39 ft 4 in (11.99 m)
Draft: 17.7 ft (5.4 m)
Installed power: 1,125 hp (839 kW) Auxiliary engine
Sail plan:
  • Barque
  • Sparred length: 296.9 ft (90.5 m)
  • Sail area: 25,489 sq ft (2,368 m²)
  • Fuel capacity: 220 tons
  • Water capacity: 110 tons
  • 186 officer and crew
  • 90 trainees

ARM Cuauhtémoc is a sail training vessel of the Mexican Navy, named for the last Mexica Hueyi Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc who was captured and executed in 1525.

She is the last of four sister ships built by the Naval Shipyards of Bilbao, Spain, in 1982, all built to a design similar to the 1930 designs of the German firm Blohm & Voss, like Gorch Fock, USCGC Eagle and the NRP Sagres.

Like her sister ships, Colombia's Gloria, Ecuador's Guayas and Venezuela's Simón Bolívar, Cuauhtémoc is a sailing ambassador for her home country and a frequent visitor to world ports, having sailed over 400,000 nautical miles (700,000 km) in her 23 years of service, with appearances at the Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Races, ASTA Tall Ships Challenges, Sail Osaka, and others.


  • American Sail Training Association; Sail Tall Ships! (American Sail Training Association; 16th edition, 2005 ISBN 0-9636483-9-X)

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