Navio-Hospital Gil Eannes

The Hospital Ship Gil Eannes, which is currently berthed at the port of Viana do Castelo (Rambla Alves Cerqueira, Doca Commercial 4900-321), was built in1955 to provide healthcare to the portuguese codfishing fleet in the seas of New-foundland and Greenland.
Its name derives from the portuguese navigator and explorer Gil Eanes who was the first to cross Cape Bojador in 1434, unwittingly introducing the age of great discoveries.

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