Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Niña: Caravela redonda; 55-94 toneladas; Comp.: 24; Armament: 9cm lombard, 4.5cm falconets; Palos, Spain; 1490

One of Christopher Columbus's three ships used on the first voyage of discovery and exploration that took him to the Caribbean islands in 1492-1493. She initially started off as a caravela latina but was re-rigged with square sails on the mainmast and foremast, thus becoming a caravela redonda. It appears to have been Columbus's favourite of the three, he even bought half-stake in her for his subsequent voyages.
Pinta: Caravela redonda; Length: 20 m; Beam: 7 m; 55-70 toneladas; Comp.: 26; Armament: 9cm lombard, 4.5cm falconets; Palos, Spain; 1490

One of Christopher Columbus's three ships used on the first voyage of discovery and exploration that took him to the Caribbean islands in 1492-1493. Pinta was the fastest of Columbus' three ships, said to frequently having made 12 knots on her cross atlantic voyage and having had to wait for the Niña and Santa Maria to catch up.
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