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PICTURES AND VIDEO: Nao Victoria — spectacular ship makes waves in Cowes

The Nao Victoria is visiting the Isle of Wight and is moored at Cowes.

The Nao Victoria is visiting the Isle of Wight and is moored at Cowes.

David Newble

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 8:49

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AN INCREDIBLE replica of the first ship to sail around the world, the Nao Victoria, has arrived in Cowes.
The vessel is moored at Trinity Landing off the Parade and will be open to the public from tomorrow (Thursday) until April 25.
Nao Victoria was commanded by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano in the 16th century. Almost 500 years ago, between 1519 and 1522, she undertook one of the greatest maritime adventures in history.
One of the crew was an English man, Maestre Andres born in Bristol. He was serving as a lombardero (artillery soldier) and died in the Philippine Islands during the expedition on May 9, 1521.
Between 2004 and 2006, she stopped in 17 countries and visited the United States. She is currently touring European ports.
The 27-metre long and seven metre wide vessel will give the public the chance to know the ship's amazing history and about the lives of the Spanish seamen who completed the epic voyage.
The ship will be open between 10am and 7pm. Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for children aged 5 to 10. Under 5s admission is free.
Nao Victoria 1

The Nao Victoria has arrived in Cowes. Picture by Peter Boam.

Nao Victoria 2

The Nao Victoria has arrived in Cowes. Picture by Peter Boam.

Nao Victoria 3

The Nao Victoria has arrived in Cowes. Picture by Peter Boam.

Nao Victoria 4

The Nao Victoria has arrived in Cowes. Picture by Peter Boam.

 


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