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The Asgard II is the Irish national sail training ship. A brigantine, she was designed and built in Arklow by the late Jack Tyrrell and was commissioned in March 1981. From its modern interpretations to its antecedents when maritime nations would send young naval officer candidates to sea (e. ... Italian ship-rigged vessel Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large, sea-going watercraft, usually with multiple decks. ... Description In sailing, a brigantine is a vessel with two masts, at least one of which is square rigged. ... Arklow (An tInbhear Mór in Irish) is a historic town in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland. ...

The Asgard is owned by the Irish state and is managed by Coiste an Asgard, which is a founding member of Sail Training International. She has a traditional figurehead in the form of a carving of Granuaile. Motto: none Anthem: Amhrán na bhFiann (The Soldiers Song) Capital Dublin Largest city Dublin Official language(s) Irish, English Government Parliamentary democracy  - President Mary McAleese  - Taoiseach Bertie Ahern Independence From UK by treaty   - Declared 21 January 1919   - Recognised 6 December 1922  Accession to EU January 1, 1973 Area... The Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race is a long-distance race for sailing ships. ... A figurehead is a person, usually in a political role, who may hold an important title or office yet executes little actual power. ... Grace O Malley (Irish Gráinne Ní Mháille, also known as Granuaile or Gráinne Mhaol) (c1530-c1603)is an important figure in Irish legend but was in fact a larger than life figure from sixteenth-century Irish History. ...

She was managed from her launch until 1985 by Irish Shipping.

List of masters

  • Eric Healy 1981-1984
  • Frank Traynor 1984-1985
  • Tom McCarthy 1985-1992

See also

External links

  • The Asgard II homepage



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