Battle of Santa Cruz

20th April 1657
Part of : Anglo-Spanish War (1585 - 1604)
Previous action : Battle of Sesimbra Bay 3.6.1602
Next action : Battle of Jungfrusund 7.8.1808


Spain - Diego de Egües y Beaumont (1612-1664)

Spanish Plate Fleet, Diego de Egües y Beaumont (1612-1664)

2 galleons
9 merchant ships
5 other vessels

Ship NameCommanderNotes

Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland - Robert Blake (1598-1657)

English Fleet, Robert Blake (1598-1657)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Ship NameCommanderNotes
George (52) John Stokes
Swiftsure (64) John Bourne
Fairfax (52) Edward Blagg
Bridgewater (52) Anthony Earning
Langport (52) John Coppin (d.1666)
Lyme (52) Eustace Smith, John Stokes
Newbury (52) Robert Blake
Plymouth (52) Richard Stayner (1625-1662)
Speaker (54)  
James (48) Anthony Young
Worcester (50) Robert Nixon
Bristol (50) Henry Fenn (d.1666)
Unicorn (46)  
Newcastle (44) Edmond Curtis
Winsby (44) Joseph Ames
Ruby (42) Sir Robert Kirby (d.1665)
Jersey (40) John Simons
Maidstone (40) Thomas Adams (d.1658)
Taunton (40) Nathaniel Brown
Nantwich (40) John Jefferies (d.1666)
Foresight (42) Peter Mootham (d.1666)
Centurion (50) Anthony Spathurst
Sapphire (38) Robert Clay
Colchester (24) Samuel Blake



Previous comments on this page

Posted by Ruben Gascón on Sunday 13th of January 2013 15:37

Richard Stayner was the commander of the Speaker.

- A Narrative of the Battle of Santa Cruz, Richard Stayner.
- The Man-of-War, David Howarth.

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