The training tall ship Cuauhtemoc was built for the Mexican Navy in the Celaya shipyards (Bilbao, Spain) and launched in July 1982. She was the last of four windjammers built by Bilbaol shipyards (her predecessors were the Gloria for Columbia, the Guayas for Equator, and the Simon Bolivar for Venezuela). The Cuauhtemoc is named for the last Aztec emperor who was imprisoned and executed by the conquistador, Herman Cortes, in 1525 . The Cuauhtemoc is a used by the Mexican Navy to train its officer cadets. The Cuauhtemoc completed a round-the-world cruise in 1990.
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