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Battle of Guetaria

Battle of Getaria

22nd August 1638
Part of : Franco-Spanish War (1635 - 1659)
Previous action : Siege of Fuenterrabía 6.1638 - 9.1638
Next action : Battle of Cádiz 22.7.1640

Blockade and attack with fireships of the Spanish fleet by the French. Between four and five thousand Spanish casualties and 17 or 18 vessels destroyed, only 1 frigate escaped. French casualties numbered approximatly 40 dead.

 

Royaume de France (Marine Royale) -
Henri d'Escoubleau de SourdisFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Soldier
Service 1636-1642

 
De Sourdis's squadron,
Henri d'Escoubleau de SourdisFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Soldier
Service 1636-1642

7 vessels and 1 fireship

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Navire de Roi (52) 1627-1649
French 52 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1646 Renamed "Grand Saint Louis"
 Squadron Flagship Flag of de Sourdis
La Couronne (48) 1633-1645
French 48 Gun
1st Rate Galleon
Claude de Launay de RazillyFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Service 1638-1639
Flag of de Launay-Razilly
Le Navire de la Reine (40) 1629-1639
French 40 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Arrerac (Chevalier )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1629-1641
L'Europe (34) 1626-1645
French 34 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
Sir Joseph MontignyFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1586-1686
Squadron Flagship
La Vierge (34) 1638-1660
French 34 Gun
2nd Rate Ship
Jacques Le Roy (Sieur d'Aplemont )French
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1636-1638
Le Cardinal (42) 1638-1662
French 42 Gun
2nd Rate Ship
MartinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1638
,
Charles Coupeauville (Chevalier )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1585-1638
Le Coq (30) 1628-1643
French 30 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
Sir George ChastelluxFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1589-1689
Le Corail (30) 1626-1639
French 30 Gun
2nd Rate Ship
Robert Portenoire (Chevalier de Portenoire)French
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1629-1637
Le Cygne (30) 1629-1648
French 30 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
Hercule de CangeFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1627-1639
Le Faucon (26) 1638-1661
French 26 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
,
Bochard MenilletFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1640-1652
La Licorne (30) 1626-1643
French 30 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
La ChesnayeFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1638-1651
Le Triomphe (30) 1638-1662
French 30 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
Jacques Le Roy (Sieur d'Aplemont )French
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1636-1638
,
Guillaume de CaenFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1638
Le Triton (26) 1638-1652
French 26 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
VillemoulinsFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1638-1646
Eglise (34) 1626-1641
French 34 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
1636 Renamed "Eglise"
1636 Renamed "Trois Rois"
Baptiste de TreilleboisFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1627-1636
La Victoire (18) 1638-1654
French 18 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
Guillaume de CaenFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1638
,
ContenanFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1638
Le Dauphin (24) 1638-1662
French 24 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
Boisjoly de St-MaloFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1638-1640
Le Saint Charles (28) 1637-1650
French 28 Gun
3rd Rate Galleon
ConflansFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1636-1640
,
Saint EtienneFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1641
Espérance (24) 1627-1654
French 24 Gun
5th Rate Ship
1628 Renamed "Espérance"
Jean-Augustin Garnier de RoussetFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1625-1647
L'Intendant (24) 1628-1641
French 24 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Jean GuitonFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Soldier
Service 1628-1646
La Madeleine (24) 1635-1655
French 24 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Louis Havart de SenantesFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1638-1639
Le Perle (24) 1629-1645
French 24 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
RoullerieFrench
Naval Sailor
,
ConflansFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1636-1640
La Renommée (24) 1628-1640
French 24 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Charles DanielFrench
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1624-1646
 
Other Vessels

Also about 4 smaller vessels

Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Émerillon 1638-1641
French Hired Ship
MarsayFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1641
Le Saint François (16) 1627-1638
French 16 Gun
Hired Ship
RegnierFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1627-1640
Le Neptune (12) 1629-1641
French 12 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Paul de Fortia (Chevalier )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1619-1667
Le Petit Saint Jean (20) 1625-1644
French 20 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Françoise Brocq Cinq-Mars (Chevalier )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1688
Marguerite du Ponant (14) 1625-1649
French 14 Gun
5th Rate Ship
1638 Renamed "Marguerite du Ponant"
 
La Hermine 1638-1638
French Unrated Unknown
 
La Grande Frégate de Brest 1638-1638
French Unrated Unknown
 
Le Cardinal (42) 1638-1662
French 42 Gun
2nd Rate Ship
MartinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1638
,
Charles Coupeauville (Chevalier )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1585-1638
La Royale 1638-1638
French Unrated Unknown
 
La Frégate du Havre 1638-1638
French Unrated Unknown
 
 
Fireship Squadron

Seven (7) fireships.

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Chasseur 1638-1638
French Unrated Fireship
  Expended as fireship
La Fortune 1638-1638
French Unrated Fireship
  Expended as fireship
L'Ours 1638-1638
French Unrated Fireship
  Expended as fireship
Le Saint Claude de Honfleur 1638-1638
French Unrated Fireship
 
Le Saint Jean Baptiste 1638-1638
French Unrated Fireship
  Expended as fireship
Le Saint Louis d'Olonne 1638-1638
French Unrated Fireship
  Expended as fireship
Le Soleil 1638-1638
French Unrated Fireship
  Expended as fireship
 

Spain (Armada Real)

 
Spanish Warships

18 vessels, all but 1 destroyed in a fireship attack.

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

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