Nautical Developments

By Sherm90
  • 1488

    EXPLORATION: Bartholomew Dias reaches Cape of Good Hope

  • 1492

    EXPLORATION: Christopher Columbus reaches New World

  • 1497

    EXPLORATION: John Cabot reaches N. America

    1st since Vikings in 1000 AD
  • 1571

    WAR: Last Major battle between Galleys, Battle of Lepanto

  • ECONOMY: Dutch E.I Company Founded

  • EXPLORATION: Dutch first to reach Australia

    Willem Janszoon becomes the first European to reach Australia.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Dutch create first submarine

  • Vasa: Swedish Capital Ship sinks in Maiden voyage

  • John Harrison tests First Chronometer

  • TECHNOLOGY First Sextant built

    The primary use of a sextant is to measure the angle between an astronomical object and the horizon for the purposes of celestial navigation.