Ship Name

Pinta (1492)

Type

caravel (3mast)

Origins/Provenance

Spain

Era

Europe's Reconnaissance (1351-1640)

Year Launched

1490

Home Waters

Atlantic

Function

Scientific/Exploratory

Displacement (tons)

75

Length (feet)

55

Beam (feet)

18

Draft (feet)

7

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Propulsion Specifications

2 sq.sails on fore/main;lateen on mizzen

Hull

wooden

Crew

26

Top Speed (knots)

7

Historical Note

Caravel, along with the smaller Nina , requisitioned in Palos in 1492 by Columbus at the direction of Isabella and Ferdinand; Martin Alonzo Pinzon its captain on first voyage

Image Source

Time Line 2

Related Images

boat0_pinta_0000.jpg
Image ID: 760

Related People

Columbus, Christopher

Related Vessels

Santa Maria (1492), Nina (1492)

Related Source

Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus (1942)
Worlds of Christopher Columbus, The (1992)

Record ID: 13