Attack on São Tomé

19th October 1599 - November 1599
Part of : Eighty Years War (1568 - 1648)
Previous action : Attack on Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 30th June 1599 - 4th July 1599
Next action : Battle of the Narrow Seas 3rd October 1602 - 4th October 1602

A Dutch fleet of 36 ships landed and occupied São Tomé. They lost 1,200 men to disease and withdrew.

 

Dutch Republic - Pieter van der Does

 
Dutch Ships

36 Vessels in total

Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Oranje UnknownWillem Dirckszoon Cloyer CO Killed
 

Portugal

 
Portugese defenders

Under the command of the Portuguese governor Fernando de Meneses.

Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 

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