Padre Eterno

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Name: Padre Eterno
Owner: Kingdom of Portugal
Builder: Estaleiro do Galeão (Rio de Janeiro)
Laid down: 1659
Launched: December 1663
Maiden voyage: 1665
Status: Shipwrecked in the Indian Ocean
General characteristics
Class & type: Galleon
Displacement: 2,000t
Length: 53 m
Armament: 144 pieces of artillery

The Padre Eterno (Eternal Father) was a galleon of the Portuguese Navy, built in Rio de Janeiro, Colony of Brazil in the 17th century, at the order of Salvador Corrêa de Sá e Benevides for transportation of sugar and goods for the Companhia Geral do Comércio.[1]

According to the periodical Mercurio portuguez published in Lisbon between 1663 and 1667 she was considered the biggest ship of her time.[2]

The name of the international airport serving Rio de Janeiro, namely Rio de Janeiro/Galeão-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport has a reference to Galeão beach, located in the close vicinity of the original passenger terminal of the airport. The beach in turn got its name from the galleon, built at this location.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doria, Pedro (2012). 1565: Enquanto o Brasil nascia: A aventura de portugueses, franceses, índios e negros na fundação do país (in Portuguese) (1st ed.). Rio de Janeiro: Nova Fronteira. pp. 240–241. ISBN 978-85-2093114-1. 
  2. ^ "Novas do mez de março do anno de 1665" [News of the month of March 1665] (in Portuguese). Lisbon: Mercurio portuguez. March 1665. p. 12v. Retrieved 19 September 2010. "& do Brasil virà tambem o galeão chamado Padre Eterno que se faz no Rio de Janeiro, & he o mais famoso baxel de guerra que os mares jámais virão"  Digital copy of original available at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal.
  3. ^ Enders, Armelle (2008). A História do Rio de Janeiro (in Portuguese) (2nd ed.). Rio de Janeiro: Gryphus. p. 54. ISBN 978-85-60610-09-9. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Alencastro, Luiz Felipe de (2000). O tratado dos viventes: Formação do Brasil no Atlântico Sul. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras. 
  • Ferreira, Olavo Leonel (2000). 500 Anos de História do Brasil. Brasília: Senado Federal.