Battle of Santa Cruz

20th April 1656/57
Part of : Anglo-Spanish War (1585 - 1604)
Previous action : Battle of Sesimbra Bay 3rd June 1602
Next action : Battle of Jungfrusund 7th August 1808


Spain - Diego de Egües y Beaumont

Spanish Plate Fleet, Diego de Egües y Beaumont

2 galleons
9 merchant ships
5 other vessels

Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes

Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland - Robert Blake

English Fleet, Robert Blake
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
George (60) 64John Stokes
Swiftsure (56) 64John Bourne
Fairfax (52) 52Edward Blagg
Bridgewater (52) 52Anthony Earning
Langport (52) 52John Coppin
Lyme (52) 52John Stokes
Newbury (52) 52Robert Blake
Plymouth (52) 52Richard Stayner
Speaker (50) 54 
James (48) 48Anthony Young
Worcester (48) 56Robert Nixon
Bristol (48) 50Henry Fenn
Unicorn (46) 46 
Newcastle (44) 44Edmond Curtis
Winsby (44) 44Joseph Ames
Ruby (42) 42Sir Robert Kirby
Jersey (40) 40John Simons
Maidstone (40) 40Thomas Adams
Taunton (40) 40Nathaniel Brown
Nantwich (40) 40John Jefferies
Foresight (34) 42Peter Mootham
Centurion (34) 50Anthony Spathurst
Sapphire (34) 38Robert Clay
Colchester (24) 24Samuel 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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