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History

The ship, Victoria, was the first vessel to complete a single voyage around the globe between 1519 and 1522 as a part of the Magellan-Elcano expedition. This trip began in Seville, Spain, when Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail with his crew. Some scholars believe Magellan had completed a whole circumnavigation before this voyage in several stages. 

After Magellan’s initial voyage, several explorers took their crews and ships on trips around the globe. Many of them became known for their adventurous expeditions and are still studied in history books to this day. They have also inspired modern instances of circumnavigation. 

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