Secrets of the
of Fernando Brambila--Sometimes Manila Galleons were
forced to stop at Puerto de Palapag,
en el Mar del Sur , Editorial Naval,
Title page of Felipe Thompson’s diary, 1773
Aug., 2011 – V1. ISBN 978-1-4057-9069-7, 167 pages; V2. ISBN 978-1-4507-9070-3, 74 pages
In the 20 years of doing this research my goal always was to write about things not found in William Lytle Schurz’s classic book, The Manila Galleon, still the bible of MGs. My book is another general source about the Galleons and is a good companion to Schurz’s book.
Table of Contents, V1
Three chapters about whether the
Chapter 1: What would the Spanish Have Seen if They
Chapter 2: The Centurion,
Lord George Anson’s flagship, and
Chapter 3: End of Trilogy About Whether the Spanish
might have Discovered
Three chapters about the working
careers of foreign
Chapter 4: Gerόnimo de Montero – Portuguese, who was the ill-fated commander of the Nuestra Señora de Covadonga captured by Lord George Anson in 1743.
Enrique Herman – German, who sailed on many MGs
and proposed a new route around the northern tip of
Chapter 6: Felipe Thompson – English, who discovered several islands in the South Pacific while trying a new MG route in 1773.
Beeswax Galleon – Discrepancies and Ironies. This chronicles a search for the name of the
Spanish Galleon that ran aground on the
Logs of the
1. Sailing directions with dates, longitude and latitude.
2. Descriptions of things seen along the way, i.e. debris in the water, flora and fauna.
3. Lists of deaths that occurred during the voyages.
4. Rambling, formal on board meetings (juntas) and exhaustive lists of officers and crew that signed the meeting’s proceedings.
La Naval de Manila – The Manila Galleon Twins. This is my first venture down into the 17th
Century and it concerns the two galleons that saved the Philippine
Doves and the
Health Care Along the Routes of the
Chapter 14: The Working Career of Antonio Nieto, late 17th Century Manila Galleon Commander.