Estéban Rodriguez, chief pilot, native of the villa of Huelva, the kingdom of Castille; of the route, latitude, bays and of what took place in the voyage to the Islas Filipinas in the Western Sea, on the armada sent for the discovery of the Islands of the West, of which the Most Illustrious Señor Miguel Lopez de Legazpi went as captain by order of the Royal Majesty of King Don Felipe, our Lord.
We departed from the port of La Navidad on two ships, a galliot, a patax, and a covered boat. The flagship was named San Pedro, of 500 tons more or less; the chief pilot, Esteban Rodriguez, resident of Huelva, and accompanied by Pierres Plin, French; as maestre, Martin de Ybarra, resident of Bilbao; contra maestre, Francisco de Tibaribia.
The almiranta was named San Pablo of around 400 tons with pilots Jayme Martinez Fortun and Diego Martin de Triana; and maestre, Juan Maila; contra maestre, Pedro Juan.
The galliot, San Juan, was around 100 tons with pilot Rodrigo de la Isla; maestre Julian Phelipe, resident of Triana; contra maestre, Nicolas Rodriguez, resident of Huelva.
The patax was named San Lucas of 40 tons; pilot, Lope Martin resident of Ayamonte; maestre Nicolas Griego; contra maestre, Moreto.
On the boat went four men and in charge was Mecina, resident of Veracruz.
On this entire armada, there were 200 soldiers more or less, and around 150 seamen. Its governor and captain general was the Most Illustrious Señor Miguel de Legazpi; maestre de campo Mateo de Saz, captain of infantry, Martin de Goiti;
captain of artillery Juan Maldonado; alferez mayor Andres de Ybarra, chief sergeant Luis de la Haya.
We set out to sail from the port of Navidad, Tuesday, four hours before dawn, 21 November 1564. From that morning we covered seven leagues the whole day, taking the route west southwest on account of the currents which ran west along the coast.