Rigging the Pepper Wreck. Part 2—Sails.
Article first published online: 27 MAY 2008
© 2008 The Author. Journal Compilation © 2008 The Nautical Archaeology Society
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Volume 38, Issue 1, pages 105–115, March 2009
How to Cite
Castro, F. (2009), Rigging the Pepper Wreck. Part 2—Sails. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 38: 105–115. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-9270.2008.00190.x
- Issue published online: 11 FEB 2009
- Article first published online: 27 MAY 2008
- Pepper Wreck;
- Nossa Senhora dos Mártires;
- 17th-century India route;
- Portuguese nau
Discovered in 1993 at the mouth of the Tagus River, the SJB2 shipwreck—or Pepper Wreck—was tentatively identified as the Portuguese Indiaman Nossa Senhora dos Mártires, lost there on its return voyage from Cochin, in India, on 15 September 1606. Its archaeological excavation led to a tentative reconstruction of the hull, based in contemporary texts on shipbuilding. Further analysis of these texts allowed us to propose a reconstruction of the rigging.
© 2008 The Author