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Tall Ship Barque Europa Sydney.

Bark Europa at the Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review 2013

This special event commemorated the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet into Sydney Harbour in 1913.These Navy Centenary Celebrations were held on Sydney Harbour, Australia October 2013. More 35 RAN and visiting warships as well as 17 tall ships with 8,000 navy personnel from 19 nations participated.

The Europa is a steel-hulled barque from the Netherlands. Originally it was a German lightship, and built in 1911 at the H.C. Stülcken & Sohn shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. Until 1977, it was in use by the German Federal Coast Guard as a lightship on the river Elbe. A Dutchman bought the vessel (or what was left of it) in 1985 and in 1994 she was fully restored as a barque, a three-mast rigged vessel, and retrofitted for special-purpose sail-training.

Europa cruises worldwide and accepts paying voyage crew (trainees) for short or long trip segments, including ocean crossings, Sail Training Association races, and annual voyages to Antarctica, and between South Georgia, Tristan da Cunha, and Cape Town.
In 2002 she rounded the Cape Horn.

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