How many of the 1715 ships have been found?
Of the eleven ships making up the 1715 Fleet, one managed to get away, le Griffon captained by Antoine d’Aire, all the Spanish ships sunk, but two that were salvaged by the Spanish from 1715 to about 1718 were never found in modern times, and at least two were lost at sea with all souls.
What ships were in the 1715 Fleet?
List of identified ships
- Urca de Lima.
- former HMS Hampton Court (1678)
- Santo Cristo de San Roman (article at wrecksite.eu)
- Nuestra Señora de las Nieves (article at wrecksite.eu)
- Nuestra Señora del Rosario y San Francisco Xavier (article at wrecksite.eu)
- Nuestra Señora de Carmen y San Antonio (article at wrecksite.eu)
Where did Spain get their gold?
Almost overnight, Spain became very rich taking home unprecedented quantities of gold and silver. These were stolen from the Incas and the mines that the Spanish came to control. The gold was used by the Spanish monarchy to pay off its debts and also to fund its ‘religious’ wars.
How big was a Spanish galleon?
The three-decked ship was reportedly 150 feet long, with a beam of 45 feet; it was armed with 64 guns. Colombia says researchers found bronze cannons that are in good condition, along with ceramic and porcelain vases and personal weapons.
Are there any galleons left?
The Galeón Andalucía is a replica of a 16th-17th century galleon, the only one in the world that sails in present days.
Where can I find a model of a Spanish galleon?
Spanish Galleon, wooden ship model from the Museo Storico Navale di Venezia (Naval History Museum) in Venice, Italy. Photo: Thyes CC BY-SA 3.0 Construction was usually carried out by private shipbuilders following tight regulations laid down by the government.
What kind of ship is the Galeon Andalucia?
The Galeón Andalucía is a replica of a 16th-17th century galleon, the only one in the world that sails in present days. These ships were the type of vessel used by the Spanish Crown for maritime expeditions during the 16th through the 18th centuries.
What was the purpose of the Spanish galleons?
These ships were the type of vessel used by the Spanish Crown for maritime expeditions during the 16th through the 18th centuries. Galleons were intended to discover and then establish trade routes between Spain, America and the Philippines islands, and formed what was then called the “Fleet of the Indies”.
Where was the Spanish treasure fleet in 1715?
The 1715 Treasure Fleet was a Spanish treasure fleet returning from the New World to Spain. At two in the morning on Wednesday, July 31, 1715, seven days after departing from Havana, Cuba, under the command of Juan Esteban de Ubilla, eleven of the twelve ships of this fleet were lost in a hurricane near present-day Vero Beach, Florida.