Welcome to the all new

1715 Fleet Society

A 501c(3) Nonprofit organization dedicated to researching the history of the 1715 Fleet, its loss, rediscovery and recovery.

Florida in the 18th century remained an isolated outpost of the Spanish Empire. Its most important mission was to secure the homeward route of the Spanish New World Treasure Fleets. These fleets had long funded Spain’s now-declining role in European & world affairs. The loss of the 1715 Fleet was another blow to the newly established Bourbon dynasties of Spain. Gold and silver in great quantity was homeward bound to Philip V when a hurricane destroyed his fleet along Florida’s coast. Some recovery in the aftermath still left much to be recovered beginning in the 1960’s and ongoing to this day. Much research remains to be done on the 1715 Fleet and its treasure. The State of Florida has accumulated a magnificent and yet little studied collection of Fleet material. The 1715 Fleet Society aims to promote public awareness and scholarly study of all facets of the 1715 Fleet disaster.

Membership has its benefits.

Join a community of fleet enthusiasts and gain access to special events, shows, content, and more.

Meet the Board of Directors for the new

1715 Fleet Society Nonprofit Corporation

Meet the Advisory Board for the new

1715 Fleet Society Nonprofit Corporation

Chairman and Academic Coordinator

Archaeology and Archival Research

Librarian

Archival Research

Coin Pedigree & Provenance

1715 Fleet Society

Featured Content

1715 Fleet Society Treasure of the Month Logo

Treasure of the Month

2011 - Present

1715 Fleet Society Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

1715 Fleet

1715 Gold Cobs

1715 Gold Cobs

From the State of Florida Collection

1715 Research Collection

1715 Research Collection

Plate Coin, Cob Reales of El Peru, Mexico Cob Eight Reales, and Mexico Cob Four Reales

1715 Dated Mexican Cobs

1715 Dated Mexican Cobs

From the State of Florida Collection

John de Bry Collection

John de Bry Collection

1715 Fleet

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Florida History in 3D

Spanish Plate Fleet Wrecks

Plus Ultra Cover Coins

Cover Coins

From the Plus Ultra Newsletter

Plus Ultra Newsletter Cover Photo cropped

Plus Ultra Newsletter

Index & Table of Contents

Latest Posts

From the Archives

This Day in Fleet History – November 21, 1984

Real Eight Company dissolved.

See the history of the Real Eight Company through documents and letters here.

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New Book Has Arrived!

I am happy to finally announce that our latest book “Treasures of a Lost Fleet II” has finally arrived. Last week I drove to Ashland, Ohio to personally take possession of the books to insure...

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Newsletter

Regular updates from the 1715 Fleet Society

Treasure of the Month

Past and current featured treasures

This Day in Fleet History

Special days of significance to the 1715 Fleet

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