Saturday, 6 August 2016

A Dark Spanish Beauty.

This is the Nao Victoria, an exact replica of the first ship to ever sail right around the world.

The original Spanish carrack was one of five vessels in Magellan's 1519 expedition seeking a new westbound route to the "Spice Islands", now Indonesia.

Three years later (1522) the Victoria was the only ship to return to Spain, its surviving eighteen man crew were unaware that they had completed the first ever round the world voyage.

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