Carrack Timeline

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  • 1460
    The Santa Maria is launched in Pontevedra in Galicia, northern Spain. It will be Christopher Columbus' flagship when he sails to the Americas in 1492.
  • 1511
    The English carrack warship the Mary Rose is launched in Portsmouth.
  • 1519
    The carrack Victoria is launched in Gipzkoa in Spain. It will be the only ship of Ferdinand Magellan's fleet to circumnavigate the globe.
  • 19 Jul 1545
    Henry VIII of England's vice-flagship the carrack Mary Rose sinks in the Solent.
  • 3 Aug 1592
    A fleet of English ships funded by Sir Walter Raleigh captures the Portuguese treasure ship, the carrack Madre de Deus.