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Esmeralda (1855)

Esmeralda (1855)

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Corvette Esmeralda

The Esmeralda launched in 1855, was a wooden steam corvette sunk during the War of the Pacific as was set against superior forces, fought until sunk with colors flying on 21 May 1879 at the Battle of Iquique. These events mark important milestones for theChilean Navy and the ship's name is said to evoke its values of courage and sacrifice.

[edit]Museum Corbeta Esmeralda in Iquique

In Iquique they are building a replica of theEsmeralda that will be opened to the public in May, 2011.[1]

[edit]References

  1. ^ Chilean newspaper El Mercurio on 6. March 2011, Museo Corbeta Esmeralda se alista para "zarpar", retrieved on 6. March 2011
  2. Fuente:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esmeralda_(1855)

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