Spanish galeonfrom Old Spanish augmentative ofgaleagalleyfrom Old French galiegalley
The result was that the command of the Acapulco galleon was rarely worth less than $50,000.
The other popular style is the galleon coat associated with pirates.
The prizemoney earned by the capture of the galleon had made him a rich man for life, and under the influence of irritation caused by the refusal of the admiralty to confirm a captain's commission he had given to one of his officers, Anson refused the rank of rearadmiral, and was prepared to leave the service.
In 1685-86 the Pacific coast was ravaged by Dampier and Swan, and in 1709 Woodes Rogers, with Dampier as pilot, captured the Manila treasure galleon, a feat repeated by Anson in 1743.
The English galleon, it was of a much more modern than design, ours were taller and slower.