A Portuguese East Indiaman from the 1502-1503 Fleet of Vasco da Gama off Al Hallaniyah Island, Oman: An interim report.

Mearns, D.L., Parham, D. and Frohlich, B., 2016. A Portuguese East Indiaman from the 1502-1503 Fleet of Vasco da Gama off Al Hallaniyah Island, Oman: An interim report. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 45 (2), pp. 331-350.

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Abstract

Two Portuguese naus from Vasco da Gama's second voyage to India, left behind to disrupt maritime trade between India and the Red Sea, were wrecked in May 1503 off the north-eastern coast of Al Hallaniyah Island, Oman. The ships, Esmeralda and São Pedro, had been commanded by da Gama's maternal uncles, Vicente and Brás Sodré, respectively. A detailed study and scientific analysis of an artefact assemblage recovered during archaeological excavations conducted in Al Hallaniyah in 2013 and 2014 confirms the location of an early 16th-century Portuguese wreck-site, initially discovered in 1998. Esmeralda is proposed as the probable source of the remaining, un-salved wreckage.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1057-2414
Additional Information:Funding for this project has been provided by Oman’s Ministry of Heritage and Culture and by grants from National Geographic Society Expeditions Council and the Waitt Foundation made to David Mearns
Uncontrolled Keywords:shipwreck;Oman;Portuguese East Indiaman;nau;Sodré;Vasco da Gama
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:23370
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:05 Apr 2016 13:43
Last Modified:27 Sep 2016 11:01

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