School Ship Pueyrredon

December 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgBy Dialogo April 01, 2011 The Argentine Coast Guard training ship Pueyrredon (built in 1897), pulled into port in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 7, 1941, with 515 officers and men aboard for a five-day goodwill visit on a training cruise. Acquired for £782,000 ($1.2 million) in 1898 from Italy, the 8,000-ton ship was purchased by Argentina to patrol the waters of the South Atlantic at a time when border disputes with Chile still prevailed. The Pueyrredon made its first voyage as a “school ship” in 1918 under Commander D. Pedro Gully, with visits to Brazil, Puerto Rico, the United States, Mexico, Cuba, Panama, Venezuela, Barbados and Uruguay before returning to Buenos Aires. Pueyrredon was permanently classified a “school ship” in 1932 and used for an applied course at the Naval Military School until 1953. The 1941 voyage included stops made in the 1918 trip as well as ports of call in Costa Rica, Colombia and Aruba. Between August 30 and December 14, 1941, the ship traversed 14,700 nautical miles.last_img read more

Spurs confirm Baldini role

September 21, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgTottenham have confirmed the appointment of former England assistant manager Franco Baldini as technical director at the Barclays Premier League club. The 52-year-old Italian recently left his post as general manager of Roma and is understood to be set to look after Spurs’ scouting and transfer policy. A statement on Tottenham’s official Twitter feed read: “We are delighted to announce that Franco Baldini has joined the club in the role of technical director.” Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has been keen for the club to move to a structure similar to those adopted by many in mainland Europe, having worked with a technical director during his successful time in charge at Porto. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy also favours that set-up, with Frank Arnesen and Damien Comolli both having undertaken similar roles at White Hart Lane in the past. Levy said on the club’s official website, “Franco is extremely well respected in the industry, possessing an extensive knowledge of players around the world. “He will strengthen our football management team, particularly in the field of recruitment, working closely with Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood across all levels on the playing side.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more