Marquis of Caldereyta
The Marquis of Caldereyta (1575?-1644), a soldier and sailor born in Quito, was the first Viceroy of New Spain of Creole origin. He is most notable for putting together a fleet that was based in the port of Veracruz to combat piracy, which would later become the so-called Armada de Barlovento (the Windward Armada).
As Commanding General of the Tierra Firme Fleet, he played a key role in one the most significant shipwrecks in the West Indies Trade Route, in 1622 in the Florida Keys, where the famous Galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha was lost.
Ships with references to Marquis of Caldereyta
Galleon which departed Havana (CUB) bound for Cadiz (ESP). She sunk in Florida in 1622 due to a hurricane. This ship captained by Bernardino de Lugo carried riches, gold bullion, silver ingots and eastern ceramics. She belonged to The Tierra Firme Fleet.
Galleon which departed Havana (CUB) bound for Spain. She sunk in Florida in 1622 due to a hurricane. This ship captained by Jacome de Veider carried weapons, eastern ceramics, gold bullion, silver ingots, pearls and precious stones. She belonged to The Tierra Firme Fleet.