Pensacola (FLA)

The first documented presence of Spaniards dates back to 1528 with the expedition led by Pánfilo de Narváez. Years later, in 1559, Tristán de Luna y Arellano tried to turn the bay into a bridge to establish a colony at Santa Elena (what would later be known as La Florida), by taking 11 ships with more than 1500 people on board.

Due to the harsh weather conditions and terrain the expedition was finally aborted, abandoning the bay for more than 135 years. Throughout its history it changed hands five times, which is why it is known as the city of five flags.

Ships bound for Pensacola (FLA)

  1. Nuestra Señora del Rosario (1783)

    Frigate which departed Veracruz (MEX) bound for Pensacola (FLA). She sunk in Florida in 1783 due to a hurricane. She carried mexican ceramics and spanish ceramics.