First Battle of Flores

31st August 1591 - 1st September 1591
Fought at : Flores - Azores
Part of : Anglo-Spanish War (1585 - 1604)
Previous action : Battle of the Gulf of Almería 8.1591
Next action : Action of Faial 22.6.1594 - 23.6.1594

The Battle of Flores was an engagement fought off the Island of Flores in the Azores between the English and Spanish.

The English were attempting to intercept the annual Spanish treasure convoy, when a strong Spanish fleet appeared.

 

Kingdom of England

 
English Fleet, Sir Thomas Howard (1561-1626)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Defiance (46) Sir Thomas Howard (1561-1626)Fleet Flagship
Revenge (43) Richard Grenville (1542-1591) Captured
 

Allied (Portugal & Spain) - Alonso de Bazán

 
Spanish Fleet

Circa 55 vessels

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Portugese Flyboats

8 vessels

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

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