Congo – 2005 – 10 Francs – KMnew Ship Amerigo Vespucci (box included) (PROOF)

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This 3 mast full rigged sailing ship is named after the Florentine explorer and cartographer who discovered Venezuela, Brasilia and the southern shores of North America.

75 years ago this training sailing vessel of the Italian Naval Academy set off to her maiden voyage. Designed after an 18th century, seventy-four gun frigate but build with a steel hull,1900 hp Diesel aggregate for a max speed of 10 knots and hydraulics or manual steering.