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Uruguayan military ship makes stop in New London; open for tours this weekend

NEW LONDON — A military ship from Uruguay is making a stop in Connecticut and will be open for free public tours this weekend.

The Capitan Miranda is scheduled to be at the New London Pier and will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

The 210-foot, three-mast training ship was commissioned as a survey ship in 1930 and was overhauled in 1977. It’s scheduled to remain in the area until Monday.

The visit marks the 20th year of a partnership between the state National Guard and the Uruguayan Armed Forces.

The pairing is part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program, which has produced more than 80 such partnerships between state National Guard units nationwide and foreign armed forces.

“To mark 20 years as partners with the Uruguayan Armed Forces with such a momentous visit is an exciting testament to the hard work, dedication and friendship our two organizations have shared,” said Maj. Gen. Fran Evon, the commanding officer of the Connecticut National Guard. “I could not be more excited to welcome our Uruguayan counterparts.”

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