Lead Moderator European Armoury
Join Date: Dec 2004
The most recent wreck finding around ...
This is an exciting one; just 10 miles North from my home town, Esposende, not far from the shore. The rocky coast in this area is the cause for a rough sea and, up to now, only endless objects of small dimensins came ashore; the big thing is still in the bottom, waiting for better sea conditions. But so far it is confirmed that it is an Iberian Nau (carrack), from the 1500's period, with a 30 meters length, apparently on its way from Northern Europe; the study of the wood will help identify its provenance (Portugal ... Spain), as will also do the marks that should exist in some of the four cannons, those of iron and bronze, namely culverins and breech loaders (berços).