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The Spaniard's fleet
General information
Founder

King Ferdinand
The Spaniard

Leader

The Spaniard

Notable members

The Spaniard's crew

Ships

Three Galleons[1]

Headquarters

Cádiz, Spain

Other information
Affiliation

King Ferdinand
Spanish Royal Navy

Behind the scenes
First appearance

On Stranger Tides

Latest appearance

On Stranger Tides

"Be we on the proper course, Gibbs?"
"Aye, it be proper. There's your proof."
"...The Spaniard.
"
Hector Barbossa and Joshamee Gibbs[src]

This small fleet of the Spanish Armada consisted of three galleons that operated in the Seven Seas. Its most notable task was participating in the quest for the Fountain of Youth, led by King Ferdinand's most trusted agent, the Spaniard.

History

Voyage to the Fountain of Youth

"The Fountain of Youth...How soon can you sail?"
"With the tide.
"
King Ferdinand and the Spaniard[src]

In 1750, the three galleons were docked in Cádiz when King Ferdinand's most trusted agent, the Spaniard, came onboard with a loyal crew and ordered to set sail. With the first tide in the morning, the Spaniard's fleet sailed into the unknown.[2]

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The Spaniard aboard his flagship.

The Spaniard's mission was to find the legendary spring known as the Fountain of Youth. He knew the route to the legendary spring because he had gained possession of the logbook of the Santiago, which belonged to Ponce de León, the conquistador who discovered it two centuries earlier. During the voyage, the Spanish fleet encountered the HMS Providence, pride of the British Royal Navy, whose commander, Captain Hector Barbossa, was also sent to find the Fountain. Though the Spanish heavily outnumbered and outgunned the British, the Spaniard decided they posed not so big a threat to his mission, and so his fleet passed them by without fire. Thanks to the information from the logbook, the Spaniard's fleet successfully led through its proper course. The ships were able to evade the danger of a mermaid attack in Whitecap Bay, and dropped anchors off the coast of the island where the Fountain was located.[2]

After the Fountain of Youth was destroyed, the Spaniard and his men returned to their ships in victory, and made way for their home port.[2] The further fate of the fleet is unknown.

Design and appearance

These ships were of the standard Spanish galleons of the 18th century. They were heavily armed with cannons for protection against pirates and hostile navies of other European countries. Despite their size, these ships were very fast, which was proven when passing the HMS Providence, which was one of the fastest ships of the British Royal Navy. Their sails were decorated with the emblems of the Spanish monarchy, making them very recognizable.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • It is unknown which ships portrayed three Spanish galleons in On Stranger Tides, or if any ships were used at all.

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

Spanish Royal Navy ships in Pirates of the Caribbean
Spanish ships
Carrera de la Vega's ship CenturionEl Patron's shipMaldonado's shipOur Lady of Divine InspirationProwlerSantiagoSpaniard's shipSpanish Blood ScourgeSpanish CerberusSpanish Shadow CrowSparrowUnnamed Spanish galleon
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