ARC Gloria in 2007.
|Ordered:||6 October 1966|
|Builder:||Astilleros Celaya S.A., Bilbao, Spain|
|Commissioned:||7 September 1968|
|Length:||64.7 metres (212 ft)|
|Beam:||10.6 metres (35 ft)|
|Draft:||6.6 metres (22 ft)|
|Propulsion:||Diesel, 500 hp|
|Sail plan:||1,400 square metres (15,000 sq ft)|
|Speed:||10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) under power|
The Colombian Government authorized its navy to acquire a training ship in 1966. A contract was signed with the Spanish shipyard Celaya of Bilbao in October 1966, and began to be fulfilled in April 1967. The ship was commissioned on 7 September 1968 with the vessel moored at the wharf of Deusto Channel. She is one of four similar barques built as sail training vessels for Latin American navies; her half-sisters are the Mexican Cuauhtémoc, the Venezuelan Simón Bolívar and the Ecuadoran Guayas. Their design is similar to the 1930 designs of the German firm Blohm & Voss, like Gorch Fock, USCGC Eagle and the NRP Sagres.
The ship's name is a reference to the national anthem, Oh gloria inmarcesible (O Unfading Glory).
Currently (2019), captain of the ship is Camilo M. Gutiérrez Olano.
- Jane's Fighting Ships 1984-85
- "ARC" stands for "Armada Nacional de la República de Colombia."
- Schäuffelen, Otmar (2005). Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World. Hearst Books. p. 41. ISBN 978-1-58816-384-4. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
Armada Nacional República de Colombia