What were Ferdinand Magellan's boats named?

Answer Ferdinand Magellan departed Spain in 1519 with five ships named the Victoria, San Antonio, Concepcion, Santiago and Trinidad. Only the Victoria would complete the circumnavigation of the Earth in 1... Read More »

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What ocean was named by Ferdinand Magellan?

The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan named the Pacific Ocean, or Mar Pacifico. He named it this in 1520 because of its apparent stillness. Magellan was the first to discover a navigable passa... Read More »

Why are boats named after women?

The naming and launching of a ship is an important occasion in the naval industry. For centuries, boats have been named after women, and even today continue to be referred to as "she" in conversati... Read More »

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