Armored Corvette Model at the Museu de Marinha (Maritime Museum) in Lisbon Portugal
A model of the armored corvette, Vasco da Gama, a 2422-ton combined propulsion ship launched in 1875 and serving the Portuguese colonies in Asia. She continued in service in various capacities until being decommisioned and scrapped in 1936. The Museu de Marinha (Maritime Museum of Navy Museum) focuses on Portuguese maritime history. It features exhibits on Portugal's Age of Discovery, the Portuguese Navy, commercial and recreational shipping, and, in a large annex, barges and seaplanes. Located in the Belem neighborhood of Lisbon, it occupies, in part, one wing of the Jerónimos Monastery. Its entrance is through a chapel that Henry the Navigator had built as the place where departing voyagers took mass before setting sail. The museum has occupied its present space since 1963.
- Armored Corvette Model at the Museu de Marinha (Maritime Museum) in Lisbon Portugal (Copyright David Coleman)-014.tif
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