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175th Anniversary of the Creation of the Escola Naval - Set

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  • 26.10.2020
  • AF Atelier
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  • 30,6 x 40 mm
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About 175th Anniversary of the Creation of the Escola Naval

In 1779, the Portuguese Minister of the Navy, Melo e Castro, created the Royal Naval Academy in Lisbon, whose purpose was the academic training of naval and merchant naval officers. The academy’s teaching was essentially oriented towards subjects of a theoretical nature, without any component of military training. As this educational establishment was not sufficient to develop the proper military integration of future naval officers, Queen Maria I of Portugal re-established a naval military force, the Companhia dos Guardas-Marinhas, by ecree on 14 December 17821. The decree promulgated by the Queen stated that: “it is much in the interest of my royal service [...] that in the Navy there be skilful and educated officials to serve usefully in that exercise.”2

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