NAO VICTORIA was a Spanish carrack and the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world. NAO VICTORIA was part of a Spanish expedition commanded by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, and after his death during the voyage, by Juan Sebastián Elcano. The expedition began on 10th August 1519 with five ships. However, she was the only ship to complete the voyage, returning on 6th September 1522.
On Saturday 22nd August, the 1992 built replica dropped anchors at Mellieha Bay.
On Sunday 23rd August, 2020 she entered Grand Harbour and moored at Kalkara Marina.
While she was at Malta she was used at Cirkewwa for the filming of GOD’s SOLDIER a docudrama based on a story from the 1565 Great Siege
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Published – Saturday 26th September, 2020.