An admiral San Felipe Ship Model impressive in its size, with a slim and extraordinary wide sail, armed with 108 cannons and made precious by several sculptures.
It is one of the most beautiful Spanish ships San Felipe Ship of the XVII century.
On October 19, 1596, the Spanish ship San Felipe was shipwrecked in Urado on the Japanese island of Shikoku. Therefore, the local daimyō Chōsokabe Motochika seized the cargo of the richly laden Manila galleon. However, The ship’s pilot suggested to Japanese authorities that it was Spanish policy to have missionaries enter a nation prior to a military invasion. As a result, in the crucifixion of 26 Christians in Nagasaki, Japan’s first murderous persecution of Christians.
Wreck of San Felipe Ship Model
On July 12, 1596, the Spanish ship San Felipe set sail from Manila to Acapulco under captain Matías de Landecho. Nevertheless, this relatively late departure of the Manila galleon meant San Felipe sailed during the Pacific typhoon season. After that, San Felipe, was being hit by two typhoons, the captain decided to sail towards Japan to refit, but on the approach to the Japanese coast the galleon was hit by a third typhoon, leaving the ship without any sails.