Battle of Guetaria

22nd August 1638
Part of : Franco-Spanish War (1635 - 1659)
Previous action : Siege of Fuenterrabía June 1638 - September 1638
Next action : Battle of Cádiz 22nd July 1640

Blockade and attack with fireships of the spanish fleet by french : from 4000 to 5000 spanishs deaths and 17 of 18 vessels burnt or sunk , only 1 frigate escape , against 40 french dead


Royaume de France (Marine Royale) - Commandeur Henri d'Escoubleau de Sourdis

First Squadron, Sir Joseph Montigny

6 vessels with 5 fireships

Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
L'Europe 34Sir Joseph MontignySquadron Flagship
La Vierge 34 Jacques Le Roy (Sieur d'Aplemont )
Le Cygne 30Chevalier Hercule de Cange
La Licorne 30 La Chesnaye
Le Coq 30Sir George Chastellux
Le Fortuné 30 Casenac
Second Squadron, Commandeur Henri d'Escoubleau de Sourdis

7 vessels and 1 fireship

Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
La Madeleine 24Louis Havart de Senantes
Espérance 24Chevalier Jean-Augustin Garnier de Rousset
Le Dauphin 24 Boisjoly de St-Malo
Le Neptune UnknownSir Samuel Paul
Second Squadron Rear Guard
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
L'Intendant 24Jean Guiton
Saint Jean de Bordeaux 20Abraham II Duquesne
Third Squadron
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Le Cardinal 42 Charles Coupeauville (Chevalier )
La Reine 40 Arrerac (Chevalier )
Le Triomphe 30Guillaume de Caen
Fireships Squadron
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes



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