Naval Training Ship Offers Free Public Tours November 3-7

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — November 1, 2017 — Mexican Navy tall ship Cuauhtémoc returns to the Port of Los Angeles for the third time on Friday, November 3, and will offer free public tours during its five-day stay on the LA Waterfront.

Here to celebrate “The Year of Mexico in Los Angeles,” the historic vessel with a crew of approximately 200 sailors, will be docked at Berth 46 and available for free public tours November 3-7, during the following times:

  • Friday, November 3           11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 4       10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 5         10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Monday, November 6        10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 7       10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tours are on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations or tickets are not required. Free parking is available at the Outer Harbor, located at 3011 Miner Street in San Pedro.

As a sail training ship, Cuauhtémoc has operated for more than three decades and trained generations of officers, cadets and sailors in navigation and sailing maneuvers. The vessel first visited the Port of Los Angeles in 2005, and again in 2014.

Cuauhtémoc is the last vessel of a series of four windjammers. Sister ships include Gloria from Colombia, Guayas from Ecuador and Simón Bolívar from Venezuela. Cuauhtémoc bears the name of the last Aztec emperor who was imprisoned and executed in 1528 by order of Herman Cortés, the conquistador.

Cuauhtémoc is a Class A, three-masted barque built in Bilbao, Spain in 1982. It was the first ship of its kind in Mexico. The ship is 297 feet in length, weighs 1,800 tons, has a rig height of 168 feet, and carries 23 sails with a maximum sail area of .6 acres. The vessel’s home port is in Acapulco.