What Are Some Spanish Galleons of the 16th Century?


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Notable Spanish galleons of the 16th century include the Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, the Trinidad and the San Salvador. A galleon was a type of multi-decked sailing ship used in Europe between the 16th and 18th centuries.

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The Nuestra Señora de la Concepción sailed the Peru and Panama trading route. Sir Francis Drake captured this galleon in 1579. Ferdinand Magellan sailed the Trinidad during his expedition to the East Indies, which was the first voyage of circumnavigation of the Earth. One of the heaviest ships in the Spanish Armada, the San Salvador was captured by the Royal Navy in 1588 and later lost in the English Channel.

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