Three-masted steel barque built in 1896 at Chantiers Dubigeon, Nantes, as the Belem for Denis Crovan & Co., Nantes. Her dimensions are: 51,00×8,70×4,60 m and tonnage: 562 GRT.
Launched from A. Dubigeon, Nantes, for Denis Crovan & Co. who later sold her to Société des Armateurs Coloniaux (H. Fleuriot & Co.).
Purchased by the Duke of Westminster who had her converted into a luxurious yacht and equipped with an aux. engine.
Bought by A.E. Guinness and renamed the Fantô.me II.
Bought by the Fondazione "Giorgio Cini" who converted her into a barquentine for use a sail training ship and renamed her the Giorgio Cini.
Considered too old to continue as sailing schoolship and was permanently moored at the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice.
Presented to the Carabinieri who begun reverting back to her original barque rig. The refit proved too expensive and the ownership passed on to the shipyard.
Returned to French ownership and renamed Belem.
1980 September
Arrived in Brest and was moored in Paris for three years.

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