San Felipe Model Sailing Ship
The lead ship of the Spanish Armada, the magnificent and distinguished San
Felipe, was renowned as one of the most beautiful and ornate ships of the 17th
century. Launched in 1690, the San Felipe was entrusted with a variety of duties
of which she performed during the war against the British and French.
She helped to protect the beloved Spanish settlements and harbors, transport
riches and treasures, and safeguard the long and hazardous passage back to the
Although a perilous warship, the San Felipe was balanced with beauty and design.
She was unique in a class of warships, showcasing her intricately adorned stern
with a variety of transversely positioned statues. Her distinctively slim profile
and wide spread of magnificent sails graced her with great maneuverability and
In1705, San Felipe engaged in a furious battle where the sizable British Fleets
twelve to thirty five outnumbered the Spanish ships. After 24 hours of gruesome
battle, an English ship eventually captured the San Felipe leading to her demise.
The San Felipe acquiring severe and gruesome damage slowly sank to the bottom
of the ocean with her treasure of several tons of gold still trapped in her
Remember this remarkable and one of a kind warship with this remarkable wooden
model tall ship the San Felipe.
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