The ARM Cuauhtémoc (kwaw?te.mok), tall ship of the Mexican Navy, will visit New London, Conn., May 2-6. The ship will be open for tours, and its crew is expected to visit the Coast Guard Academy, Mayor Michael Passero announced.
A 270-foot barque built in 1982, the Cuauhtémoc serves as a training ship for the Mexican Navy. The vessel, commanded by Capt. Pedro Mata Cervantes, is scheduled to arrive May 2 at 10 a.m. following a sail training trip that began March 12 in Acapulco Guerrero, Mexico, its homeport.
The ARM designation used before the name of the vessel refers to Armada Republica Mexicana. The ship set out on a journey that will include stops in 13 countries, including the U.S., Canada and Europe.