By Nabil and Loss

What are they?

A caravel is a light and fast sailing ship made by the Portuguese in the late 1400s. This ship was often used by explorers.

Size Comparison:

Chinese Treasure Ship

137m Long

55m Wide


12.6m long

5.7m wide

Why was it important?

The caravel was important because it allowed for faster sailing among explorers. Mainly used by the Spanish and Portuguese.

Not so fun facts

The caravel is less bulkier than other ships allowing for faster sailing.

First caravel ever made was made in the 15th century.