Victoria (or Nao Victoria or Vittoria) was the only Spanish carrack to successfully circumnavigate the world (1519-1522) of a total of 5 ships of the Spanish expedition that left on it’s way to the spices island. It was also known as “Magallanes fleet”.
The other four ships were Trinidad, San Antonio, Concepción y Santiago.
The Victoria departed commanded by Luis de Mendoza, who was replaced by Juan Sebastián Elcano when he died fighting at Cebu , Philippines. Elcano continued all the way to Molucas islands. Since there was a very high mortality upon the crew, the ships had not enough sailors to be driven. So they burned Concepción on Bohol to distribute the crew among Trinidad and Victoria.
At Tidore they realize that the carrack Carabela was bilging, so they choosed different paths. They fixed it in Molucas with the idea of going mainland. At the departure a storm broke the main mast and was captured by the Portuguese.
The Nao Victoria would follow it’s route with between 59 to 70 mans, from whom only 18 would make it all the way back to Spain.
Replica in Spain
This replica is equipped with a Solé Diesel marine generator.
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