is a tall ship
of the Indian Navy
, commissioned in 1997 as a sail training
ship for naval cadets.Tarangini
is a three-masted barque
, square rigged on the fore and main masts and fore-and-aft rigged on the mizzen mast. She was constructed in Goa
to a design by the British naval architect Colin Mudie
, and launched on 1 December 1995.
INS Tarangini started its first circumnavigation of the globe in the year 2003-04 with the theme of ‘Building Bridges of Friendship across the Oceans’.
On 10 January 2007, INS Tarangini started for another overseas voyage of ten month duration named Lokayan 07. In all the Tarangini will be calling on 23 ports in 16 countries on this voyage. The ship departed Kochi on 10 January 2007 and transited through the Suez Canal to reach the Atlantic Coast of North America. The ship participated in a series of Tall Ship events such as The World Peace Cup, Maritime Festival of Charleston, Sail Virginia, Sail Rhode Island and Sail Boston and returned to port on October 2007 after covering .
<gallery>Image:TALLSHIPS2007 009 Tarangini.jpg|With the crew in the yardarms, Taragini slips along the Halifax
, Nova Scotia
waterfront in 2007.Image:TaranginiCHS.JPG|INS Tarangini in Charleston, South Carolina
, USA on... Read More