Victoria

Victoria (or Nao Victoria, as well as Vittoria) was a Spanish  carrack  and the first ship to successfully circumnavigate  the world. The Victoria was part of a Spanish expedition commanded by the  Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, and after his demise during the voyage, by Juan Sebastin Elcano. The expedition began with five ships but the Victoria was the only ship to complete the voyage. Magellan was killed in the Philippines.  This ship, along with the four others, was given to Magellan by King Charles of Spain. Victoria was named after the church of Santa Maria de la Victoria de Triana, where Magellan took an oath of allegiance to Charles V in order to be granted full access to the spice islands Victoria was an 85 tons ship with a crew of 42.

 


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