NRP Corte Real - Arrival

by Rui Sousa May. 18, 2008 20131 views

At the end of the afternoon, there it was the most recent of the Portuguese Navy Frigates: NRP Corte Real, a ‘Vasco da Gama’ class frigate that was received at the end 1991 and arrived at Portugal in 1992-

Fisherman (and woman) weren't that interested in the ship…

Waiting for the frigate, a couple of tugs.

Entering Funchal bay.

On the rear some sailors (men and women) enjoying the sights. On background you can still notice ‘ilhéu chão’, one of the Desert Islands.

Where's Wally? Or in this case, where's the marine? It shouldn't be hard with all those ‘neoblanc’ white sailors around… :))

Entrering Funchal with tipical Madeira background: the houses built up the mountain.

Hotel Porto Santa Maria in background.

Like the ‘big’ fishers, small fishers also seemed a lot more interested in whatever they've caught… (maybe some old boot….) :)

Preparing the docking….

…with lots of officers giving orders…

The tug is pushing the frigate into the dock.

Set in for the night….Next day would start early…
Next post will cover the first Navy Helicopter operations on the Funchal Harbour.

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Lockheed 12 years, 5 months ago

Fantastic shots!!! Congrats!!!


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Rui Sousa 12 years, 6 months ago

Allways was a bad seaman...was getting sea sick...

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Rui Alves - Madeira Spotters 12 years, 6 months ago

You are almost falling in #15?! :)

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Primavera Delima 12 years, 6 months ago

Não "desfazendo" na rapaziada da marinha, gostei mesmo da foto 10! :))

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Jorge Abreu 12 years, 6 months ago

the sunlight was much greater than the other day...

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Jennye 12 years, 6 months ago

Great photos!!...I especially like the last one!! :))

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marco Stefano Vitiello 12 years, 6 months ago


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Kopacz Andras 12 years, 6 months ago

Thanks these photos, withgreat details, because I make a ship modell, and it's a great help... :)

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Shruti 12 years, 6 months ago

superb post

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