Vital Statistics
Type Ship (Frigate?)
Era Imperial Spanish Era
Civilization Spanish
Estimated Price  ???
Magical? No

The Candelaria was the flagship of Captain Melian's fleet.


Spain had a fleet of treasure salvage ships. The captain of the fleet's flagship, Francisco Melian, had a contract with King Philip IV to salvage the lost treasure armada of 1622.

Candelaria hosted the map of all the sunken ship wreck sites, "Mapa De Los Barcos Hundidos", which was lost in 1655, when Dutch raiders sunk the Candelaria in 1655.

Donald Duck and Huey,Dewey and Louie would much later find the diving bell of the Candelaria by accident. Following an idea conceived by Donald, Scrooge McDuck had a gigantic Glass Dome built in order to examine the wreck of the Candelaria under dry conditions.

Because of the interference of Barry Kuda, the Glass Dome had its foundations shattered, and so, with water rushing through, the remains of the Candelaria were destroyed.


  • The Candelaria was probably named after either the Virgin of Candelaria (in honor to the virgin patron of the archipelago of the Canary Islands) or "Villa Mariana de Candelaria" a city in the southeast part of the island of Tenerife in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on the Canary Islands.
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