The Sunday Chronicle; The ARC Gloria

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

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

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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.

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The ship was commissioned in 1968

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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.

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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

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ARC Gloria: Armada Nacional Republica de Colombia

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. 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.

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    • 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.

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  2. Jo Bryant says:

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

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  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.

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  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!

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    • 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.

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  5. dadirri7 says:

    it looks magnificent Angeline!

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  6. thirdeyemom says:

    Great post Angeline. I love ships. 🙂

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  7. Amy says:

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

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