treasure ship

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Noun1.treasure ship - a 16th-century ship loaded with treasuretreasure ship - a 16th-century ship loaded with treasure
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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An American historian, Shirley Fish, in her 'The Manila-Acapulco Galleons: The Treasure Ships of the Pacific' (Authorhouse, 2011), called the huge ships 'transpacifc treasure galleons' that carried back to Manila as much as 2.
An extremely rare 18th-century coin, made with gold seized from Spanish treasure ships and which was later in a child's toy "pirate treasure" collection, got [euro]260,000 at auction in Epping, Essex.
Coins exported to England, hoards hidden or lost and found, treasure ships and gold rush stashes, are all explored with an eye to covering coin history in an approach that celebrates the efforts of collectors and reveals some of their greatest finds and most controversial, colorful histories.
The period also saw Chinese treasure ships exploring the seas, creating trade links spanning Kyoto in Japan to Mogadishu in Somalia.
The explorer Zheng He pioneered China s maritime history, sending treasure ships to South East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
After gathering enough money to captain his own ship he eventually became the admiral of a fleet of privateer ships, plundering wealthy Spanish cities in the Americas, seizing islands, fighting battles, boarding treasure ships and earning a fortune.
Blackbeard and the Golden Goblet: The Mystery of the Sunken Treasure Ships (The JMP Mystery Series).
In the 16th century, he attacked Spanish treasure ships returning from the New World, sharing his profits with Queen Elizabeth I, who honoured him for his services.
Some estimates put the largest treasure ships of Zheng He's era at 450 feet long and 180 feet wide, though many scholars question those figures as exaggerations and think the actual ships were only half as big.
She worked her way up from being a young cabin girl climbing the rigging and spying out potential treasure ships, to becoming the most fearsome pirate of them all.
He was also enraged by the queen's endorsement of English adventurers like Sir Francis Drake, who attacked and plundered Spanish treasure ships returning with gold and silver from the New World.
These cargoes were often treasure ships laden with extremely valuable gold and silver, meaning that the capture of a single ship brought immense wealth and was worth investment in heavy armament to capture and defend.

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