June 21, 2017
The Flor Do Mar 2.6 Billion Dollar Treasure
The Flor do Mar Shipwreck is considered to be the Holy Grail of sunken treasure boats and the ultimate prize for Treasure hunters. Since her loss in 1512, there has been countless efforts to locate her remains and salvage the treasure of the seas. Yet 500 years later, there has been no additional clues as to her whereabouts.
The Flor do Mar means “Flower of the Sea’. She was a Port guess ship built in Lisbon in 1502. Weighing in at 400 tons, The Flor Do Mar set out on her maiden voyage under the command of Estavao de Gama. On her voyage to India in 1505, the Flor do Mar was beached rounding the Cape and sent to Mozambique for repairs.
She them participated in conquests of Ormuz and Goa before she was lost in a horrific storm off the Northern coast of Sumatra. At the time, she was loaded with Alfonso de Albuquerque and the spoils of Malacca.
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