The Sunday Chronicle; The ARC Gloria


The ARC Gloria, the official flagship of the Colombian Navy, was in the Port of San Francisco last weekend.


It couldn’t have been a more glorious weekend to pay a visit to this wonderful ship from Colombia.


We were met at the ramp onto the ship by shipmen who escorted us onboard where we were given a little tour, and then allowed to roam about to explore.



The ship was commissioned in 1968



I think the sailors are away from home quite a bit, staying in various ports to represent their country as goodwill ambassadors. They seem to stay well connected to friends and family.


Getting around on the ship was fun, and a bit more of a challenge for some more than others.

I have to include the Wikipedia photo of the ship taken at sunset in Cartagena


ARC Gloria: Armada Nacional Republica de Colombia

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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14 Responses to The Sunday Chronicle; The ARC Gloria

  1. Madhu says:

    Lucky you! Happy to get a glimpse through your lovely images.


    • Angeline M says:

      I was lucky..our grandson thought he was VERY lucky to be on that ship. And pure serendipity; we didn’t know it was in port, we just happened to be in the City for the day.


  2. Jo Bryant says:

    Love the one before the wikipedia shot Angeline…a great selection all round though


  3. ChgoJohn says:

    That’s an incredible ship, Angeline. It would have been something to see as it sailed into — or out of, for that matter — the Bay.


  4. Coming East says:

    Beautiful ship! I was privileged to see Op Sail 2000 in Portland Maine and watched a parade of tall ships, some from South America, rounding the Portlandhead Light. Awesome sight!


    • Angeline M says:

      That must have been a gorgeous spectacle to see the ships out there rounding the Portlandhead Light. I’m going to have to find a listing for San Francisco’s incoming and outgoing ships to maybe get there to see one setting sail.


  5. dadirri7 says:

    it looks magnificent Angeline!


  6. thirdeyemom says:

    Great post Angeline. I love ships. 🙂


  7. Amy says:

    Thank you for the tour, Angeline! Great shots, especially the one before the wikipedia photo!


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