Peruvian tall ship BAP Unión is the world’s second largest of her kind visited West India Docks, London, for six days in July 2017.
BAP Unión is a training ship of the Peruvian Navy built between 2012–2015. It is a four-masted, steel-hulled, class “A” barque.
[ note: ‘B.A.P’ stands for Buque Armada Peruana (Peruvian Navy Ship) ]
The 115 metre vessel docked at South Quay on the Isle Of Dogs at round 4pm on Monday, July 24 with members of the crew perched on the rigging.
Union’s visit to London coincides with the National Day Of Peru (Friday, July 28).
BAP Unión is used as a training ship by the Peruvian navy with a crew of 243 people.
Her visit to UK is part of a six month goodwill tour, calling at Cananda, UK, Germany Holland, France, Portugal and Spain.
Union’s home port is Lima, Peru’s huge capital ( 10m people). Union was built there at Peru’s military naval base by Peru’s state owned ship building company SIMA (Services Industriales de la Marina). See Union moored there on Googlemaps here.