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The Galleon San Bartolomé Project: A Survey in Mundaka, Spain

INA Research Associate José Casabán spent years combing the General Archive of Simancas for information about 12 Spanish galleons known as the Twelve Apostles.  He determined that one of the galleons, San Bartolomé, sank in Mundaka, Spain, on 13 November 1597 after a series of dramatic events.  Since 2018, thanks to the support of INA Director Charlie Steinmetz, Casabán has directed a project to locate the remains of San Bartolomé. This project is part of Casabán’s postdoctoral research on the construction of Iberian ships in the 16th and 17th centuries.  Read more about the wreck of San Bartolomé in this Mariner’s Mirror article.