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Class A
Nationality Peru
Year Built 2015
Rig Barque 4


  • Name: UNION
  • Class: A
  • Nationality: Peru
  • Year built: 2015
  • Rig: Barque 4
  • Height: 46.26 m
  • Length of hull: 99.06 m
  • Entered by: Peruvian Navy


  • Number of trainees: 90
  • Number of permanent crew: 167

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In a ceremony held at the Shipyard of the Navy Industrial Service (SIMA-PERU), located at the Naval Base of El Callao, the launching ceremony and christening BAP Sailing Ship “Union” was held. This is the first ship of education specifically built for that purpose for the Navy of Peru will have the mission – to orders of the Naval Academy (ESNA) – training of midshipmen and naval cadets perform civic actions and promote Peru in abroad. Following its launch will follow a period of enlistment and testing at sea is estimated to be commissioned in October 2015 and is able to make his first voyage in January 2016.

The BEV “Union”, whose technical dossier was developed by the company CYPSA Spanish Naval Engineers, is the big type and has a length of 115 m, beam of 13 m, 10 m strut, and a draft of 6.5 m. The estimated displacement is about 3,500 ton. The rig is 4 masts with a sail area of 3,402 m2 (34 candles Wienecke: 5 on the bowsprit, 9 in the ratchet, 9 in the forward and 8 in the aft, plus 3 in the mizzen).