IVERNA, 1890. She was commissioned by John Jameson (of the Irish whisky family), designed by Alexander Richardson and built by J G Fay in Southampton. Length 98ft. – 118ft. with her bowsprit – beam 18ft. and sail area of 8157 sq. ft. Superb.
School Ship of the Italian Navy
In 1962 in the Mediterranean Sea the American aircraft carrier USS Independence saw it on the radar and asked:
“Who are you?”
«Amerigo Vespucci school ship, Italian Navy»
Upon receiving th ...