Tristán de Luna y Arellano, born in Soria, Spain, had been living in New Spain for almost thirty years when Viceroy Luis de Velasco suggested sending him with an expedition to explore and connect the territories of Zacatecas with the city of Santa Elena (Tybee, Georgia).
Nao which departed Veracruz (MEX) bound for Spain. She sunk in Florida in 1559 due to a storm. This ship captained by Alonso Moraño carried oil / olives, wood, wine, brandy and spirits, nails and construction materials. She belonged to The Nueva España Fleet.