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The first official document that mentions Amsterdam is dated October 27, 1275. 

Amsterdam 742 years old Mpathy 42 years young
Check this animation about Amsterdam expension 1600-1700

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The ARC Gloria is a three-masted barque. She is a training ship and official flagship of the Colombian Navy. 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.

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The ship’s name is a reference to the national anthem, Oh gloria inmarcesible (O Unfading Glory).

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NRP Sagres (1937) is a steel-built three masted barque, with square sails on the fore and main masts and gaff rigging on the mizzen mast. Her main mast rises 42 m above the deck. She carries 22 sails totaling about 2,000 m² (21,000 ft²) and can reach a top speed of 17 knots (31 km/h) under sail. She has a sparred length of 89 m (295 ft), a width of 12 m (40 ft), a draught of 5.2 m (17 ft), and a displacement at full load of 1,755 tons.

Dar Młodzieży (“The Gift of Youth”) is a Polish sail training ship designed by Zygmunt Choreń. A prototype of a class of six, the following five slightly-differing units were built subsequently by the same shipyard for the merchant fleet of the former Soviet Union. Her sister ships are Mir, Druzhba, Pallada, Khersones and Nadezhda.

The ship was launched in November 1981 at the Gdańsk shipyard, Poland, and commissioned for service in July 1982 at Gdynia, thus replacing her forerunner Dar Pomorza. Her home port is Gdynia. The Dar Młodzieży is the first Polish-built, ocean-going sailing vessel to circumnavigate the globe (1987–88), thus repeating the famous voyage of her predecessor (1934–35).

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STS Sedov, formerly the Magdalene Vinnen II and the Kommodore Johnsen, is a 4-masted steel barque that for almost 80 years was the largest traditional sailing ship in operation.
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Götheborg is a sailing replica of an 18th-century Swedish East Indiaman and the world’s largest operational wooden sailing vessel. All sailors survived when the original ship sank off Gothenburg, Sweden, on 12 September 1745, while approaching the harbour on her return from a third voyage to China. Construction of the replica started in 1995, with the hull launched in 2003, and the rig fully tested for the first time in 2005.

Type: Sailing vessel
Tonnage: 788 GT
166 DWT
Length: 58 m (190 ft 3 in) (inc. bowsprit)
40.9 m (134 ft 2 in) o/a
40.55 m (133 ft 0 in) p/p
Beam: 11 m (36 ft 1 in)
Draught: 4.95 m (16 ft 3 in)
Depth: 6.75 m (22 ft 2 in)
Decks: 3
Installed power: 2 × 180 kW (241 hp) Volvo Penta 103 generators
Propulsion: 2 × 550 hp (410 kW) Volvo Penta diesel engines 36,000 l (9,500 US gal) of fuel
2 shafts
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship Sail area: 1,964 m2 (21,140 sq ft)
Crew: 80 (20 professional & 60 volunteers)
Armament: 10 × long guns

The Swedish East India Company was established on 14 June 1731, to trade in East Asia. The company followed the Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, French and English East India Companies. Situated in Gothenburg, the company secured a 15-year monopoly on far eastern trade, exchanging Swedish timber, tar, iron and copper for tea, porcelain and silk. The company existed for 82 years and its vessels made 131 voyages using 37 different ships. Even though the company in the end went bankrupt, it made enormous profits during most of its years in operation and influenced the history of Sweden in several ways.