Participating Tall Ships List for OPSail 2000
This is a list from one of the many websites found on this grand project:

These are the tall ships that have at least committed to attending OpSail 2000 Virginia.  I am still trying
to get the OPSail2000 main website to load.  Other ships may be added or drop off as the event continues, 
so please check on the net for sites having an up-to-date list.

Recommendation: Use to locate any resources!

Cisne Branco, 275 feet
One of the newest tall sailing vessels, this full-rigged ship (pronounced sisnee bron-co) is to be used 
for sail training by the Brazilian Navy.  Adopted by: Cape Henry Rotary Club in Virginia Beach and 
Young Park Elementary School in Norfolk.  Docking: Norfolk. 

Fair Jeanne, 110 feet
Built in 1982, the brigantine is a floating classroom and sail-training vessel in the fleet by Bytown 
Brigantine Inc. of Ontario. Home port: Kingston, Ontario. Adopted by: St. John's Episcopal Church
in Norfolk.  Docking: Norfolk.

Picton Castle, 200 feet
This square-rigged bark's mission is deep-ocean voyaging and sail training. It underwent a $2 million 
overhaul in 1996.  Home port: Avatiu, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Adopted by: Norfolk Sunrise Rotary 
Club and Churchland Elementary School in Portsmouth 

Esmeralda, 371 feet Photo
Completed in 1954, the elegant, four-masted barkentine is the pride of the Chilean Navy.
Home port: Valparaiso
Adopted by: Campostella, Tidewater Park and James Monroe elementary schools in Norfolk.
Docking: Norfolk. 

Gloria, 257 feet Photo
Built in 1968, this bark serves to train future officers of the Colombian Navy.
Home port: Cartagena
Adopted by: Tidewater Community College and Ocean View Elementary School in Norfolk.
Docking: Norfolk. 

Guayas, 257 feet Photo
Built in 1977, the steel-hulled bark is used to train the Ecuadoran Navy's sailors.
Home port: Guayaquil
Adopted by: Chesterfield Academy in Norfolk.
Docking: Norfolk. 

Gorch Fock II, 293 feet Photo
Built in 1958, this bark is testament to Germany's shipbuilding adn sailing heritage. It was named for popular sea-story writer Hans Kinau, who wrote under the pen name Gorch Fock. Power-tool maker Stihl is sponsoring the ship's visit.
Home port: Kiel
Adopted by: Norfolk Collegiate School in Norfolk.
Docking: Norfolk. 

Dewaruci, 191 feet
This barkentine's name (pronouned day-wa-root-gee) means "ruler and patron of the sea."
Home port: Jakarta
Adopted by: Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth Boat Club and Heritage High School in Newport News.
Docking: Norfolk. 

Amerigo Vespucci, 330 feet Photo
This full-rigged ship (pronounced a-mare-ee-go-ves-piu-chi) is named for the Italian-born explorer and cartographer of the 15th century, after whom the Americas were named. The vessel is used to train junior officers of the Italian Navy.
Home port: La Spezia
Adopted by: Point Option High School in Newport News
Docking: Norfolk.

Stella Polare, 70 feet
(pronounced stell-a-po-lar-ay). 

Dewarutji, 191 feet Photo
This barkentine's name (pronouned day-wa-root-gee) means "ruler and patron of the sea."
Home port: Jakarta
Adopted by: Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth Boat Club and Heritage High School in Newport News.
Docking: Norfolk.

Esmeralda, 371 Photo
Completed in 1954, the elegant, four-masted barquentine is considered the pride of the Chilean navy.
Adoptee by: James Monroe Elementary, Campostella Elementary and Tidewater Park Elementary, all in Norfolk.
Docking: Norfolk 

Dar Mlodziezy, 360 feet Photo
Built in 1982, this full-rigged ship's name means "gift of the children." The vessel (pronounced dar-mwo-jay-shu) was constructed in part through the contributions of Polish school children.
Home port: Gdynia
Adopted by: Oceanair Elementary School in Norfolk.
Docking: Norfolk.

Pogoria, 154 feet
Flagship for the Polish Sail Training Association in Gdansk, this barkentine was originally built for the Steel Workers Union in 1980. Home port: Gdynia
Adopted by: Lindenwood Elementary School in Norfolk
Docking: Norfolk 

N.E. Sagres, 293 feet Photo
Sister to Eagle and Gorch Fock, this bark (pronounced saw-grass) was captured by the United States in 1945 and handed over to Brazil in 1948. It was purchased by Portugal in 1962 and is a naval training ship.
Home port: Lisbon
Adopted by: Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News.
Docking: Norfolk 

Kruzenshtern, 376 feet
A four-masted bark built in 1926, Kruzenshtern is the second-largest tall ship on the seas.
Home port: St. Petersburg
Docking: Norfolk

Mir, 358 feet Photo
Built in 1987, the name of this full-rigged ship is the Russian word for "peace." 
Home port: St. Petersburg
Adopted by: The Propeller Club of Norfolk and Maury High School in Norfolk
Docking: Norfolk 

Juan Sebastian de Elcano, 370 feet Photo
This topsail schooner is the sail-training ship for the Spanish Navy.
Home port: Cadiz
Adopted by: Roberts Park and Bowling Park elementary schools and Virginia Wesleyan College, all in Norfolk.
Docking: Norfolk 

Bat'kivshchyna, 89 feet Photo
The mission of this schooner (pronounced batkiv-schkee-na) is to promote the Ukraine to the world. Its name means "Motherland."
Home port: Kiev
Adopted by: Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake
Docking: Great Bridge lock in Chesapeake 

Capitan Miranda, 205 feet Photo
Launched in 1930, the staysail schooner is a training vessel for Uruguay's Navy.
Home port: Montevideo
Adopted by: Park View Elementary School and Woodrow Wilson High School, both in Portsmouth
Docking: Norfolk 

Simon Bolivar, 270 feet Photo
This bark (pronounced see-mone bowl-ee-var) is named for the "great liberator" who brought independence to South American nations.
Home port: La Guaira
Adopted by: Cape Henry Collegiate in Virginia Beach
Docking: Norfolk 

Army ships

Chicahominy (LCU-2011), 174 feet
This Army Landing Craft Utility-2000 series of watercraft are employed for the movement of containers and general or vehicular cargo in remote areas that have unimproved beaches or unsuitable shore facilities. 

Colonel Seth Warner (lt 806), 128 feet
Designed for ocean and coastal towing operings, the large Army tug is also used to dock and undock large ships. It has a secondary mission of accomplishing genera-purpose harbor duties.
Docking: Old Fort Norfolk District

Dorchester Heights (ST-901), 71 feet
The Army's small tug fleet is used to move and position non-powered barges and other floating platforms in inland harbors and waterways.
Coast Guard
USCG Cutter Chock, 65 feet
Launched in 1967, this cutter is classified as a harbor tug and is active in the Atlantic Fleet.

USCG Cutters Aquidneck & Cutter Staten Island, 110 feet
The design of both vessels was based on the patrol craft built by Vosper Thornycraft of the UK. The have been modified to meet the U.S. Coast Guards specific needs.

USCG Cutter Harriet Lane, 270 feet
Commissioned in September of 1884, Harriet Lane is one of an elite group of medium cutters with a helicopter hangar.
Docking: Portsmouth

USCG Cutter Kennebec, 160 feet
Completed in Curtis Bay, Maryland, this cutter's main purpose is to maintain structures and buoys on the bay areas along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

USCG Cutter Legare, 270 feet
Classified as a medium endurance cutter, Legare spends 185 days a year protecting safety of life at sea, conducting maritime law enforcement and providing national defense.

USCG Cutters Point Highland & Point Bonita, 82 feet
The primary mission of these Point Class Patrol boats is search and rescue, law enforcement and defense operations. They have proved themselves efficient and seaworthy by being fast, sturdy and highly maneuverable even in heavy seas.

USS Hampton, 362 feet
Commissioned in November of 1993, this submarine has a steel hull, steel superstructure and is propelled by steam turbine.
Homeport: Norfolk
USS Nassau, 834 feet
Commissioned in Mississippi in July 1979, Nassau is the fourth of the Navy's TARAWA-class general purpose assault ships. She is equipped with a wide range of mission capabilities including amphibious warfare, anti-surface warfare and anti-air warfare.

USS Retriever, 100 feet
A Drone Launch/Recovery Vessel, Retriever (DLR-3) is capable of supporting local or extended underway periods. Retriever may also be used as a terrorist boat during various fleet training operations off the East Coast. 
Docked: Nauticus

USS San Jacinto, 567 feet
Commissioned in January of 1988, this Guided Missile Cruiser's mission is twofold. Her main focus is to prohibit the employment of enemy aircraft, missiles, submarines and surface ships against U.S. and Allied Forces. Her second mission is to carry out offensive actions against the enemy using the most advanced naval weapons systems in the world.
Docked: Naval Station Norfolk
Open for public tours Sat. and Sun., June 17 and 18 from 10-3)

USS Harry S. Truman, 1,096 feet
The Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the Truman was commissioned on July 25, 1998. A Nimitz-class carrier, Truman carries about 80 aircraft and has 6,000 crew members on board. Named for the 33rd President of the U.S. and built at Newport News Shipbuilding, Truman is designed to be in operation for nearly half a century.
Docked: Naval Station Norfolk
Open for public tours Sat., Sun., June 17 &18 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Truman will not participate in Parade of Sail.

Alert, 44 feet
One of 12 identical Luders Yawls that were used by the U.S. Naval Academy to train midshipmen in offshore sailing, navigation and seamanship until 1990. Alert is currently maintained and operated by the Navy Patuxent Sailing Club for training, racing events and festivals.
Docked: Portsmouth

American Rover, 135 feet
This topsail schooner's tanbark-colored sails are a common sight on the Norfolk waterfront where it gives harbor tours during the spring and summer. It docks behind Waterside.
Home port: Norfolk
Docking: Norfolk

Bonny Rover, 70 feet
Docking: Norfolk

Californian, 145 feet
Built by the Nautical Heritage Soceity at Spanish Landing, San Diego, and launched in 1984, this topsail schooner is a full-scale replica of the first cutter assigned to the California coast in the 19th century. The ship is used to introduce California students to sailing, beginning in the 4th grade.
Home port: Dana Point, Calif.
Adopted by: Berkley/Campostella Early Childhood Center and the Freemason Street Area Association, both in Norfolk
Docking: Norfolk

Cassiopeia, 70 feet
This gaff rigged schooner was built in Virginia and launched in 1999. She carries six passengers plus a crew of three and cruises the East Coast in the summer and the Caribbean in the fall.
Docking: Norfolk

USCG Eagle, 295 feet
Built in 1936, this bark is the flagship of the Coast Guard Academy and it is used to train Coast Guard recruits in the fundamentals of seamanship.
Home port: New London, Conn.
Docking: Norfolk

Escapee, 44 feet
Designed and built by Henry Maurice Talbot Lehmann of Sydney, Australia, Escapee was first registered in 1940. A heavy displacement, deep draft, full keep bluewater sailing yacht, she has made numerous passages across the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. 
Docking: Norfolk

Formidable, 72 feet
Home port: Gloucester, Mass.
Adopted by: Spratley Middle School and Smith Elementary in Hampton, and Deer Park Environmental Magnet School in Newport News
Docking: Hampton

Gazela of Philadelphia, 178 feet
Built in Portugal in 1883, this barkentine, a former fishing vessel, is the oldest wooden square-rigger still in active service.
Home port: Philadelphia
Adopted by: Chesapeake Bay Academy in Virginia Beach
Docking: Norfolk 

Grand Nellie, 75 feet
This privately-owned schooner was launched last year and participates in racing events.
Home port: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Docking: Norfolk 

Kalmar Nyckel, 116 feet
Commissioned in 1998, this three-masted pinnace is a replica of the Swedish-owned ship that brough the first permanment European settlers to the Delaware Valley in 1638. Today, the vessel serves as Delaware's seagoing ambassador of good will.
Home port: Wilmington, Del.
Adopted by: Epes, Hilton and Hidenwood elementary schools in Newport News
Docking: Hampton

Kathryn B, 105 feet
This three-masted, gaff-rigged topsail schooner has a steel hull and was launched in 1995.
Home port: Rockland, Maine; Annapolis, St. Vincent, Grenadines
Docking: Norfolk

Laura Ellen, 65 feet
Docking: Norfolk

Mabel Stevens, 47 feet
Docking: Norfolk

Martha Lewis, 65 feet
This skipjack was built in 1955 and is one of the few remaining working dredge boats. Part of the Chesapeake Bay oyster fleet, she was the last to fish commercially under sail in the U.S. She holds 32 passengers and is owned and operated by the Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy.
Docking: Norfolk

MEKA II, 60 feet
A privately-owned brigantine.
Home port: Beaufort, N.C.
Docking: Hampton

Norfolk, 72 feet
The skipjack, built in 1900, spent much of its working life dredging oysters from the Chesapeake Bay. Now it serves as an educational vessel for Norfolk youths.
Home port: Norfolk
Docking: Norfolk

Norfolk Rebel, 59 feet
The world's only designed sailing tugboat, Norfolk Rebel is owned and skippered by Captain Lane Briggs and is named for his longtime companion, his dog Rebel.
Docking: Norfolk

Pride of Baltimore, 170 feet
Built in 1988 to the lines of a 19th century Baltimore clipper, this topsail schooner sails as an ambassador for Maryland, its owner and Baltimore.
Home port: Baltimore
Docking: Norfolk

Pride of Many
Modeled after Christopher Columbus' Pinta, this Spanish Galleon is a three-masted barque and carries a crew of nine.
Docking: Hampton

Red Bird, 60 feet
Docking: Norfolk

Schooner America, 137 feet
Docking: Hampton

Schooner Grand Nellie, 65 feet
Launched in July 1999, the Grand Nellie represents the latest technology in steel vessel construction. Outfitted with a detailed wood interior, this schooner is available for charter on the Eastern seaboard and in the Virgin Islands.
Docking: Norfolk

Schooner Larinda, 76 feet
Docking: Chesapeake

Serenity, 60 feet
Docking: Norfolk

Skipjack Norfolk, 71 feet
#cc0033 Built in 1900 and christened George C. Collier, this skipjack plied her trade dredging oysters in the Chesapeake Bay before being purchased by the Allegheny Beverage Company in 1960. Renamed Allegheny, she sailed the bay as an ambassador of ecology until she was donated to the City of Norfolk in 1978. Rechristened once again, Skipjack Norfolk is the only registered original skipjack remaining in Virginia. 

Susan Constant, 116 feet
Virginia's flagship, this three-masted bark is a replica of the ship that, along with the Godspeed and Discovery, carried settlers to the New World, where they established the first permanent English settlement in 1607 at Jamestown.
Home port: Jamestown Settlement
Docking: Norfolk

S.V. Delight, 45 feet
Launched in 1971, S.V. Delight, a two-masted gaff-rigged schooner, is a rendering in steel of a Saugeen Witch designed by Tom Colvin and built in his boatyard in Miles, Virginia.
Docking: Norfolk

Vigilant, 44 feet
One of 12 identical Luders Yawls that were used by the U.S. Naval Academy to train midshipmen in offshore sailing, navigation and seamanship until 1990. Vigilant is currently maintained and operated by the Navy Patuxent Sailing Club for training, racing events and festivals. 
Docking: Portsmouth.

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