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Sir Thomas DilkesBritish
Sir Thomas HardyBritish
The morning of March 23rd 1704, the Spanish ships Santa Teresa, Porto Coeli, a small 24 guns vessel and a transport that left Pasajes the 3rd of March, are founded near Cape Spartel by 5 English ships (Bedford, 70; Kent, 70; Antelope, 50; and 2 more) and a 44 guns Dutch from Rear Admiral Dilkes. Finished in a close action between the ships for about 7 hours until Admiral Vicunna surrendered.
The 4 Spanish ships were towed to Lisbon. Santa Teresa was so damaged that sunk at the entrance of Lisbon, end of Tajo River, with 80 Spanish prisoners aboard and 100 british. With the 4 ships were a total of 700 Spanish prisioners.