Visual Timeline: Galleon
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1530 CE: The first Spanish galleons come into operation.
1565 CE - 1815 CE: The Manila galleons each year take eastern trade goods from Manila to Acapulco (and return with American silver).
1577 CE - 1580 CE: Francis Drake circumnavigates the world in his ship the Golden Hind.
1588 CE: The Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain is defeated in its attempt to invade England.
1591 CE: Richard Grenville commands the galleon Revenge in a heroic but losing battle against a large Spanish fleet in the Azores.
1710 CE: The English privateer Woodes Rogers captures the Manila galleon Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación Disengaño.
1743 CE: The Manila galleon Covadonga is captured by a Brtiish naval fleet near Manila.
1762 CE: A British fleet commanded by Admiral Cornish captures the Spanish Manila galleon Santísima Trinidad.
1815 CE: The last Manila galleon, the San Fernando, arrives in Acapulco.