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

7 vessels and 1 fireship

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

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