Maria Pita - Spanish Ships

Spanish Ships

  • The ship María Pita of the Balmis Expedition was named after her in 1803.
  • In August 2008, SASEMAR (Sociedad de Salvamento y Seguridad Marítima, Spanish acronym for Sea Rescue and Safety Society) baptized the BS-14 Rescue Ship as María Pita.

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