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The oldest unit in the Spanish Navy, the training ship? Juan Sebastian de Elcano? (A-71) has called its eleventh world at the US naval base in Pearl Harbor. This year, the traditional teaching cruise, the XCIII of its almost 100-year history, follows the 500-year-old route of the expedition sponsored by Carlos I of Spain, which marks the milestone for the conclusion of the first world tour.

The feat was completed in 1522 by one of the five ships that left Seville in August 1519, the ship “Victoria” under the command of the Basque seaman Juan Sebastián de Elcano, an epic voyage now being emulated by the Spanish Navy.

The ?? Juan Sebastian de Elcano ?? On January 29, he entered the US Navy naval base at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, after crossing part of the Pacific Ocean in 27 days from the Mexican port of Manzanillo. As is traditional, the Spanish crew paid tribute to the memorial of the battleship “Arizona” as they entered the base, the wreck of which has been submerged on the road since December 7, 1941 and sunk by armor-piercing bombs dropped by Nakajima planes. Japanese Navy B5N2.

The image provided by the Navy shows the American auxiliary ships helping the Spanish ship maneuver, and behind this memorial that contains the bodies of 1,102 of the 1,117 members of the US Navy and the Marines who died on board. In another of the pictures we see the battleship USS? Missouri? (BB-63), where the surrender of Japan was signed on September 2, 1945.

The ?? Juan Sebastián de Elcano ?? He left Pearl Harbor on February 2 en route to Guam, an island that is part of the Mariana Archipelago (in honor of Mariana of Austria) and was part of Spain until it was occupied by the United States in 1898. It is currently one of the most strategic Washington bases in the Pacific. (Julio Maíz Sanz)

Photography: The ?? Juan Sebastian de Elcano ?? In Pearl Harbor, behind (on your left) is the “white” monument. to the fallen in ?? Arizona ?? .. (Armada photo).

The Spanish ship entering Pearl Harbor on the left is the battleship USS ?? Missouri ?? (BB-63) and the Arizona Memorial. (Navy photo)

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