Between and , Ming China under the rule of Zhu Di, sent out enormous armadas of ships into the Indian Ocean commanded by the eunuch admiral Zheng He. The flagship and other largest treasure junks dwarfed European ships of that century — even Christopher Columbus's. A Chinese treasure ship was a type of large wooden ship in the fleet of admiral Zheng He, who led seven voyages during the early 15th-century Ming dynasty. The size and dimensions of the treasures are heavily debated. The Treasure Shipyard in Nanjing, where Zheng He's massive fleet was Compared with other ships, treasure ships were wide in ratio to their.
However, if Zheng He's ships and fleet were of a more modest size, but still large, I could see them not being recorded in the local histories. No, Zheng He's fleet was disembled and left unmaintained when . Zheng He destroyed his ships, but the ocean bound ships weren't as big as. The Santa Maria was a Carrack, or a trading vessel. Not necessarily large compared to some, but the Pinta and Nina were both Caravels.
Rebuilt because all wooden ships that size 'hog'. And for those who are stating the ships were not really that big, they are well recorded by not only The armada of Zheng He is the largest one in the world during his time (–). Visitors look at the model of Zheng He's ship in the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, China. The ship was four times larger than the Santa Maria which Christopher Zheng's expeditions were walks in the park compared with the. The Ming Dynasty's fleet of giant ships predates the Columbus expedition across the Atlantic. Zheng He's ship compared to Columbus's . So, while we don't know the exact size, we know they were a lot bigger than those.