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Class A
Nationality Portugal
Year Built 1937
Rig Gaff Schooner 4


  • Name: CREOULA
  • Class: A
  • Nationality: Portugal
  • Year built: 1937
  • Home port: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Rig: Gaff Schooner 4
  • Height: 38.9900159407352 m
  • Length of hull: 69.9211198937199 m
  • Entered by: Portuguese Navy


  • Number of trainees: 46
  • Number of permanent crew: 44
  • Showers: Yes

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Creoula is a four masted schooner which was launched in 1937 after a record building time of 62 working days. She has a reinforced bow to enable her to fish in the icy seas off Newfoundland and Greenland. Until her last fishing trip in 1973, Creoula had wooden topmasts, boom and gaffs.

She had run 37 fishing expeditions achieving sometimes nearly 36 tons of fish in a single day. In 1979, she was bought by the Portuguese Secretaries of State for Fishing and Culture with the intention of creating a Museum of Fishery, but when the hull was found to be in such good condition, it was decided to keep her sailing as a sail training vessel for young people and future fishermen.