Christopher Columbus

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These are the ships used by Christopher Columbus in 1492 when he left Spain.  They were named la Santa Clara, la Pinta, la Santa Maria/Gallega. On the sails you can see the same Red Cross that was used by The Knights Templars.

1492, Christopher Columbus left Spain in the Santa Maria, with the Pinta and the Niña along side. He has been credited for opening up the Americas to European colonization.
Christopher Columbus flag which  he planted when he was credited for opening up the Americas to European colonization. Notice it is  not the flag of Spain.

The original documents of Columbus’ expedition describe a banner, white with a green cross and the crowned initials F and Y, which stood for Fernando and Ysabel, the Catholic Monarchs. It is known that it was a Captain’s Ensign (“La Capitana”). It was used to distinguish the ships under Columbus’ command. It was not a personal, private flag belonging to him, but a sign of the fleet under his authority. The symbols the flag contains (the crowned F and the crowned Y separated by a cross) are engraved in what is claimed to be Columbus’ burial mound in the Cathedral of Seville, but no flag shape is described.

 

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