Amerigo Vespucci

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Sailed past this a few weeks ago. The Italian training ship was outward bound on the River Thames, following a visit to West India Dock, London. The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge can be seen in the distance.

Built in 1930 in Naples her home port is La Spezia, Italy. Named after the Italian explorer and cartographer (1454-1512).

© Simon Howlett 2013. All rights reserved

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