Cabrillo's Ships

Cabrillo's Ships (HMA15)

Location: San Diego, CA 92106 San Diego County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 40.438', W 117° 14.376'

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The first three sailing vessels to enter San Diego Bay came from the direction you are facing. They were the San Salvador, the Victoria and the San Miguel - Spanish vessels commanded by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo. The San Salvador, a galleon, was about 100 feet (30 meters) long and weighed about 200 tons. The Victoria was a caravel, a smaller ship built for sailing in coastal waters. The bergantin San Miguel, with sails and oars, was used mainly for ferrying men to and from shore and for servicing the larger ships.

The three ships were built on the west coast of Guatemala, mostly with native materials and labor. The San Salvador and the Victoria each could accommodate a crew of 60 - 100 men with enough supplies for three years of exploration.
HM NumberHMA15
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 6:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 477535 N 3615169
Decimal Degrees32.67396667, -117.23960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 40.438', W 117° 14.376'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 40' 26.28" N, 117° 14' 22.56" W
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Area Code(s)619
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego CA 92106, US
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