Galleon sentence example
The other popular style is the galleon coat associated with pirates.
The result was that the command of the Acapulco galleon was rarely worth less than $50,000.
No wonder there is the legend of a wrecked galleon from the Spanish Armada somewhere in the bay.
Whether the upcoming release of the oft-delayed Neverwinter Nights 2 will sink the Gothic galleon without a trace remains to be seen tho.
As well as having the pearls to collect you might find a treasure chest from a sunken galleon on your travels.Advertisement
The English galleon, it was of a much more modern than design, ours were taller and slower.
The plot follows a young man found at sea by a young girl after an attack by the pirate galleon The Black Pearl.
George was a naval officer who gained fame and fortune by capturing a Spanish treasure galleon.
In 1572 and 1578, however, Drake took abundant and Organi- vengeance, and in 1587 Cavendish captured the Manila galleon - a success repeated in the next century.
One of their captains, Heemskirk, had captured a rich Portuguese galleon in the Straits of Malacca.Advertisement
This collection of twelve stories of notable wrecks which befell Portuguese ships between 1552 and 1604 contains that of the galleon " St John " on the Natal coast, an event which inspired Corte-Rears epic poem as well as some poignant stanzas in The Lusiads, and the tales form a model of simple spontaneous popular writing.
The modern galleon has also circumnavigated the globe, and is a floating museum open to the public.
The prizemoney earned by the capture of the galleon had made him a rich man for life, and under the influence of irritation caused by the refusal of the admiralty to confirm a captain's commission he had given to one of his officers, Anson refused the rank of rearadmiral, and was prepared to leave the service.
In 1685-86 the Pacific coast was ravaged by Dampier and Swan, and in 1709 Woodes Rogers, with Dampier as pilot, captured the Manila treasure galleon, a feat repeated by Anson in 1743.