Alongside the Pinta and the Santa Maria, the Nina was part of the fleet which Christopher Columbus thought would take him to India. In fact, he wound up discovering the new world (America). The Nina, like the Pinta, was owned by the Pinzon brothers. She was a 60 ton caravel, and was captained on this expedition by Vincente Yanez Pinzon, the youngest of the three brothers. The ship was manned by a crew of 22.