Action of 22nd Oct. 1622

Sinking of the Saint Vincent

2nd October 1622 - 3rd October 1622
Part of : Eighty Years War (1568 - 1648)
Previous action : Battle of Gibraltar 10th August 1621
Next action : Action of 15th June 1624 15th June 1624

 

Spain - Pedro de la Plesa

 
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Saint Vincent UnknownJean Jacobsen150 mens Exploded
 

Notes on Action


Blown up of saint Vincentref:688

Attack of "Saint Vincent" Captain Jean Jacobsen and two other ships of the Escadre of Flandre commanded by  Captain Juan Garcia and Admiral Pedro de la Plesa by 9 ships from Vice-Admiral Hermann Kleuter

Isolated after 13 hours of combat and sunk the dutch flagship , Jacobsen blown up his ship with an other Dutch

Casualty count :

Dutch 2 ships and 400 mens

Spanish 1 ship and 150 mens

30 alive but majority hanged despite Vice-Admiral Hermann Kleuter assurances

Two mousses non hanged Cornil Jacobsen and Gaspard Bart



Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
ref:688 Les Corsaires du littoral: Dunkerque, Calais, Boulogne, de Philippe II à Louis XIV (1568-1713)Patrick VilliersBook

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