San Giacomo di Galizia: the reconstruction of a 16th-century Spanish vessel
This is an abstract from the session entitled "The Nuts and Bolts of Ships: The J. Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory and the future of the archaeology of Shipbuilding" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
San Giacomo di Galizia (Santiago de Galicia) was a 16th-century galleon built by Ragusan shipwright Giacomo di Polo, commissioned by King Phillip II of Spain to be part of the Great Armada during the conflict against the British Crown. The ship sank, however, in 1597 off of Ribadeo, Spain due to bad weather after a failed attempt to take Falmouth. In 2011, the San Giacomo's remains were found during construction works and it has been subject to surveys and excavations. The present paper focuses on the reconstruction of the San Giacomo di Galizia based on the archaeological remains and the historical records located in the General Archive of Simancas, Spain. The reconstruction was done, first, in a two-dimensional setting, and later translated into a three-dimensional format to measure all the physical attributes of the ship.
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San Giacomo di Galizia: the reconstruction of a 16th-century Spanish vessel. Raul O Palomino, Miguel San Claudio. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457572)
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