16th Century Ships? Speed and Distance?

About how long would it have taken for a ship in the 16th Century to go from France to Queensland, Australia, if it goes around the bottom of Africa?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    You can say 1 year to 1 1/2 year maybe more depending the waters. The cape of Good Hope was only a hoax it really had a lot of storms.. Most of the time it would stop by India for an extra 1-2 months to trade for spices.

    With good wind and well built ship with speed you can get to 30-45 knots.

  • 1 decade ago

    probably 7 or 8 months. even in the 18th century, it was about 6 months to india

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