Forum

Market


On this day

28 November 1520

Ferdinand Magellan sailed through the Strait of Magellan off South America, and thus became the first European to see the Pacific. He found the entrance on October 21, but the passage was a maze of bays, inlets and fjords. At night, when the ships... Read more ...

28 November 1520

Ferdinand Magellan found the Pacific
Ferdinand Magellan sailed through the Strait of Magellan off South America, and thus became the first European to see the Pacific. He found the entrance on October 21, but the passage was a maze of bays, inlets and fjords. At night, when the ships lay at anchor, they could see flickering lights from the land, and the land was called Tierra del Fuego. The lights came from the fires of the natives. It took 38 days to get through the strait. Today this dangerous strait is called Strait of Magellan.

When they had gone through the exhausting labyrinth, a sea opened before them. It was good weather, the sea lay still and shiny, and they called it therefore the Pacific. But only three of the expedition's four remaining ships continued the journey. The best ship in the fleet, that had been sent to investigate a fjord, never came back. The ship had turned and set sail towards Spain. Ferdinand Magellan sailed through the Strait of Magellan off South America, and thus became the first European to see the Pacific. He found the entrance on October 21, but the passage was a maze of bays, inlets and fjords. At night, when the ships lay at anchor, they could see flickering lights from the land, and the land was called Tierra del Fuego. The lights came from the fires of the natives. It took 38 days to get through the strait. Today this dangerous strait is called Strait of Magellan.

When they had gone through the exhausting labyrinth, a sea opened before them. It was good weather, the sea lay still and shiny, and they called it therefore the Pacific. But only three of the expedition's four remaining ships continued the journey. The best ship in the fleet, that had been sent to investigate a fjord, never came back. The ship had turned and set sail towards Spain.


Chat

Offline

No chatting right now.

    (You must be logged in to the forum to chat.)


    Featured article

      The Jarmann rifle - Part 1 - Background history

    • The Jarmann rifle - Part 1 - Background history

      Norway was one of the first countries in the world, perhaps even the first, which adopted a repeating bolt action rifle for the armed forces. The rifle was invented by the Norwegian engineer J. S. Jarmann, and was adopted in 1884. The rifle was modern in 1884, but already obsolete in 1894. This is the story of the Jarmann rifle.

    Buy and sell

    Some simple rules

    On this page you are allowed to post private ads connected to black powder or antique pre-1885 firearms. All other ad types are prohibited and will be automatically removed – this also applies to ads containing illegal firearms or items. svartkrutt.net does not take responsibility for any disputes between sellers and buyers.




    Nr. 144
    Want to buy

    spring kammerlader

    hello i'm looking for a big spring for the percussion of a kammerlader 1855 could you give me an internet links or an address where i can find these spare parts of kammerlader?
    I am in France and it is difficult for me to find that in norway.
    Thank you for your help...
    even a little information would help me a lot

    Name: courtois
    Telephone: 0622284641
    Email: sylvaincrt@hotmail.com
    Posted on Friday 1. February 2019 at 18:02
    Unique views: 1255.