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Class A
Nationality France
Year Built 1896
Rig Barque 3


  • Name: BELEM
  • Class: A
  • Nationality: France
  • Year built: 1896
  • Home port: Brest
  • Rig: Barque 3
  • Height: 28.998671955922 m
  • Length of hull: 58.0003919118394 m
  • Entered by: Foundation Belem


  • Number of trainees: 48
  • Number of permanent crew: 16
  • Showers: Yes


Having begun life as a cargo ship transporting sugar from the West Indies as well as cocoa and coffee from Brazil and French Guiana to Nantes in France, the tall ship Belem is now over 120 years old, with a history that also includes becoming a private yacht for Hugh Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster (who renamed her Fantome II) and even sailing the seven seas under ownership of beer baron Sir Arthur Ernest Guinness.