Pinta (ship)

The Pinta was the fastest of the three ships that Christopher Columbus on the journey to - departed East Asia and the favorite ship of Columbus - or so he thought. From aboard the Pinta American country was sighted on October 12, 1492 for the first time, probably the island of Guanahani on the northeastern edge of the Bahamas.


The Pinta was a caravel, had three masts and had a weight of about 60 tons, suggesting a length of about 21 meters and a width of approximately 7 meters. The depth was approximately 1.7 m and the displacement of 125 tons. The height of the Bugkastells probably was 1.4 m, which of the quarterdeck at 1.2 m. The crew consisted of 26 men. Captain of the Pinta was Martín Alonso Pinzón.