Monday, 7 September 2015
Mini History Blogs: The Vittoria the first ship to Circumnavigate the World.
The first voyage round the world ended in 1522 with the return of the Vittoria to Spain.
The Vittoria was one of Ferdinand Magellan’s five ships, she arrived back at the Spanish port of Sanlucar de Barrameda, after she had become the first ship to circumnavigate the world.
The Vittoria was commanded by Juan Sebastian de Elcano, who took over the command of the vessel after the murder of Magellan in the Philippines in April 1521.
The journey was a difficult one, and only Elcano, 17 other Europeans, and four Indians survived when it finally reach Spain.