Spanish Galleon 1530 1690Spanish Galleon 1530 1690



The development and construction of the Spanish galleon are discussed in this book, and the ordnance and crewing needed to produce and maintain these stately vessels is covered.

Author: Angus Konstam

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472853226

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Page: 48

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During the middle decade of the 16th century a new type of sailing vessel emerged, designed to carry the wealth of the Americas to Spain. This was the galleon, and over the next century these vessels would serve Spain well as treasure ships and warships, becoming a symbol of Spanish power and wealth during the period. The development and construction of the Spanish galleon are discussed in this book, and the ordnance and crewing needed to produce and maintain these stately vessels is covered. The author also examines the role of the galleon as a treasure ship, and describes how these ships were manned and fought in action.

The Spanish Galleon Or The Pirate of the MediterraneanThe Spanish Galleon Or The Pirate of the Mediterranean



The galleon was indeed in a perilous condition , especially when is taken into consideration the immense value of her freight , of which her pursuers were full aware , and which they would not lightly lose the chance of possessing .

Author: Joseph Holt Ingraham

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ISBN: CHI:20159353

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Page: 64

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Spanish Galleon 1530 1690Spanish Galleon 1530 1690



During the Spanish Armada campaign of 1588, the toughest engagement was fought off the port of Gravelines, when the Spanish fleet was scattered by fireships, then attacked by the English. The Spanish galleons and armed merchantmen were ...

Author: Angus Konstam

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472853240

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Page: 48

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During the middle decade of the 16th century a new type of sailing vessel emerged, designed to carry the wealth of the Americas to Spain. This was the galleon, and over the next century these vessels would serve Spain well as treasure ships and warships, becoming a symbol of Spanish power and wealth during the period. The development and construction of the Spanish galleon are discussed in this book, and the ordnance and crewing needed to produce and maintain these stately vessels is covered. The author also examines the role of the galleon as a treasure ship, and describes how these ships were manned and fought in action.

Spanish Galleon vs English GalleonSpanish Galleon vs English Galleon



based on outdated experience: the new generation of Spanish galleons built since 1588 were faster than their predecessors. Grenville would have to sail through the Spanish line. Boldly approaching the Spanish, Grenville fired a ...

Author: Mark Lardas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472839886

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Page: 80

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Between 1550–1600, Europe witnessed a rapid evolution in the art of ship design which enabled safer and more efficient transatlantic travel. This was the pinnacle of the Age of Discovery and Exploration for the European powers, in which the galleon played a crucial role. Galleons were both the main vessels in maritime commerce and the principal warships used by the opposing fleets throughout the Age of Exploration. This period also saw a large amount of naval combat, much of it between individual ships belonging to the competing powers of England and Spain as they sought to control and exploit the rich mineral, material, agricultural and human resources of the New World. The conflict between the English Sea Dogs and the Spanish Adventurers has been a source of fascination for over four centuries. This exciting addition to the Duel series explores how the galleons used by Spain and England were built and armed, and examines the effectiveness of the cannon they used. It also compares how they were sailed and manoeuvred, showing the strengths and weaknesses of each design, and explaining how these played out in several of their most prominent battles, including the Battle of San Juan de Ulúa, the fight between the Golden Hind and the Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, an action from the Spanish Armada, and the last fight of the Revenge.

Spanish GalleonSpanish Galleon



Galleons? What's easy?” “Just whatI'mafter tellingyou.The money. Treasure it is, ina Spanish galleon. Easy it would be, for the like of yourself—a fine big man, and not afraid for anybody. Not caring thatmuch about thelaw, either, ...

Author: Nigel Tranter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444769050

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Page: 224

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An old story from the loose lips of a whiskey-sodden seaman sets Glaswegian giant Roddy Roy MacGregor off in search of wealth beyond his wildest dreams. On the tiny Hebridean Isle of Inishewen, he soon finds himself embroiled in a devious and highly illegal plot to raise the sunken treasure of a legendary Spanish galleon before the authorities, or the locals, can lay claim to it. Aided by members of the Clan MacAimish - the lovely daughter of the chief among them - Roddy seeks to scupper the efforts of the English salvage expedition and take the treasure for himself, and for the good of Scotland. 'One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers' The Times

Spanish Galleon vs English GalleonSpanish Galleon vs English Galleon



This exciting addition to the Duel series explores how the galleons used by Spain and England were built and armed, and examines the effectiveness of the cannon they used.

Author: Mark Lardas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472839916

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Page: 80

View: 484

Between 1550–1600, Europe witnessed a rapid evolution in the art of ship design which enabled safer and more efficient transatlantic travel. This was the pinnacle of the Age of Discovery and Exploration for the European powers, in which the galleon played a crucial role. Galleons were both the main vessels in maritime commerce and the principal warships used by the opposing fleets throughout the Age of Exploration. This period also saw a large amount of naval combat, much of it between individual ships belonging to the competing powers of England and Spain as they sought to control and exploit the rich mineral, material, agricultural and human resources of the New World. The conflict between the English Sea Dogs and the Spanish Adventurers has been a source of fascination for over four centuries. This exciting addition to the Duel series explores how the galleons used by Spain and England were built and armed, and examines the effectiveness of the cannon they used. It also compares how they were sailed and manoeuvred, showing the strengths and weaknesses of each design, and explaining how these played out in several of their most prominent battles, including the Battle of San Juan de Ulúa, the fight between the Golden Hind and the Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, an action from the Spanish Armada, and the last fight of the Revenge.

Treasures of the Spanish MainTreasures of the Spanish Main



This is a story about the lust for gold and treasure," Fine writes.

Author: John Christopher Fine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461748847

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Page: 192

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This is a story about the lust for gold and treasure," Fine writes. In the 1600s and 1700s, Spain dominated the oceans with its fleet of galleons. Coming to the New World, these ships filled their holds with gold and silver and treasures beyond imagining. The seaway between Spain and the New World was dubbed The Golden Highway. On their journeys back across the seas, many were wrecked on reefs or destroyed by hurricanes. The watery depths now hold their treasures. Today, treasure divers seek their fortunes by attempting--sometimes successfully, sometimes fatally--to retrieve these hordes of riches. In Treasures of the Spanish Main, readers relive each voyage of long ago as well as witness the modern wreck diver's efforts to extract their secrets. Included are: The 1622 fleet * The Concepcion * The Maravillas * The Shipwreck off Jupiter Beach * The San Jose * the 1715 Fleet * and the 1733 Fleet The voyages of centuries ago come alive with Fine's excellent historical detail. Readers will experience the wild storms and the results of unfortunate choices made by long-ago sailors. The eccentric treasure hunters of today, along with those of the past, create a mosaic of suspense and drama on the high seas. A must for everyone interested in pirates, treasure, sailing, history, or just plain fun.

Six Galleons for the King of SpainSix Galleons for the King of Spain



is convinced that the caravel was the direct ancestor of the galleon , 119 Although it was considerably larger than the caravel , the Spanish galleon of the sixteenth century had a very similar profile . The forecastle was much lower ...

Author: Carla Rahn Phillips

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421441191

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Page: 332

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This book was awarded the Spain and America in Quincentennial Year of Discovery prize.