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Battle of the Downs

21st October 1639
Part of : Eighty Years War (1568 - 1648)
Previous action : Action of 18 September 1639 17.9.1639 - 19.9.1639
Next action : Battle of Cape St Vincent 4.11.1641

 

Dutch Republic

 
Tromp's Squadron,
Maarten Harpertszoon TrompDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1602-1702

Also present

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Aemilia (57) 1632-1647
Dutch 57 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Fleet Flagship
Maagd van Dordrecht (42) 1631-1645
Dutch 42 Gun
4th Rate Ship
 
Salamander (40) 1628-1639
Dutch 40 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Laurens Pieterszoon BachuysenDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1589-1689
Sampson (36) 1629-1652
Dutch 36 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Claesz Corneliszoon HamDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1600-1647
Hollandsche Tuin (32) 1632-1662
Dutch 32 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Veere (32) 1639-1649
Dutch 32 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Cornelis RingelszoonDutch
Naval Sailor
Omlandia (30) 1628-1655
Dutch 30 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Jan GerbrandszDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1589-1689
Utrecht (30) 1633-1648
Dutch 30 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Deventer (28) 1627-1640
Dutch 28 Gun
5th Rate
,
Robert PostDutch
Naval Sailor
Zeerider (24) 1622-1622
Dutch 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Cornelis van VelsenDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1553-1653
Meerminne (24) 1636-1639
Dutch 24 Gun
5th Rate Ship
 
Overijssel (22) 1636-1655
Dutch 22 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Jacques ForantFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1639-1653
Gideon (24) 1630-1639
Dutch 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Hendrik Janszoon CampDutch
Naval Sailor
Gelderland (34) 1633-1659
Dutch 34 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Willem van CoulsterDutch
Naval Sailor
 
Second Squadron,
Joost BanckertDutch
Naval Sailor
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Wapen van Holland (30) 1639-1652
Dutch 30 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Walcheren (28) 1639-1639
Dutch 28 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Jan Teuniszoon SluysDutch
Naval Sailor
Neptunus (28) 1634-1653
Dutch 28 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Albert 't Jonge HoenDutch
Naval Sailor
Zutphen (26) 1636-1654
Dutch 26 Gun
5th Rate Ship
 
Zeeridder (26) 1640-1667
Dutch 26 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Frans JanszoonDutch
Naval Sailor
Ter Goes (24) 1636-1639
Dutch 24 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Abraham CrijnssenDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1616-1716
Arnemuyden (22) 1636-1639
Dutch 22 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Friesland (22) 1639-1639
Dutch 22 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Tjaart Rijenx de GrootDutch
Naval Sailor
Drente (10) 1637-1637
Dutch 10 Gun
6th Rate Yacht
Gerrit VeenDutch
Naval Sailor
Rotterdam (10) 1639-1642
Dutch 10 Gun
6th Rate
Amsterdam (10) 1639-1640
Dutch 10 Gun
6th Rate Yacht
Barent Pieterszoon DorreveltDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1589-1689
 
Third Squadron (7 ships),
Cornelis Corneliszoon JolDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1602-1702
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Jupiter (40) 1639-1639
Dutch 40 Gun
Merchant Ship
Cornelis Corneliszoon JolDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1602-1702
Squadron Flagship
 
Fourth Squadron (30 ships, 4 fireships),
Witte Corneliszoon de WithDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1599-1658
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Frederik Hendrik (36) 1636-1643
Dutch 36 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Squadron Flagship
Sint Laurens (32) 1639-1639
Dutch 32 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Adriaan DommertszoonDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1589-1689
 
Fifth Squadron (8 ships),
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Sixth Squadron,
Johan EvertsenDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1566-1666
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Vlissingen (34) 1632-1653
Dutch 34 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Frans JanszoonDutch
Naval Sailor
Squadron Flagship
 

Allied (Spain & Portugal)

 
Spanish Fleet (75 ships),
Antonio de OquendoSpanish
Naval Sailor
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Flanders Squadron (21 ships)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Squadron of San Jose
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Squadron of Massibradi
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Squadron of Galicia
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Squadron of Cadiz
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Squadron of Castile
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Santa Teresa (60) 1637-1639
Portugese 60 Gun
3rd Rate Galleon
 Squadron Flagship Sunk
 

Notes on Action


Spanish SquadronE-WIKI
Order of Battle of the Spanish Armada, 6 September 1639 (Orden de Batalla en media Luna). Total is 75 ships. Dates are now NS.

Name guns (squadron/type/commander etc.) - Fate

Santiago 60 (Castile) - Capitana Real or Royal Flagship. Escaped into Dunkirk, 1 November 1639
San Antonio (pinnace) (Masibradi) - Driven ashore 31 October
San Agustin (pinnace) (Martin Ladron de Guevara) - Driven ashore 31 October
Santa Teresa 60 (Portugal) - Don Lope de Hoces, commander. Destroyed in action 31 October
San Jeronimo
San Agustin (Naples) - Vice-Admiral. Driven ashore 31 October, sunk 3 or 4 days later
El Gran Alejandro (Martin Ladron de Guevara) - Taken by the Dutch
Santa Ana (Portugal)
San Sebastian
Santa Catalina (Guipuzcoa) - Driven ashore 31 October
San Lazaro
San Blas (Masibradi) - Driven ashore 31 October
San Jerónimo (Masibradi) - Burnt in the Downs 31 October
San Nicolas
Santiago (Castile) - Burnt off Dover on the night of 2 November
San Juan Bautista (Guipuzcoa) - Sunk 31 October
Esquevel 16 (hired Dane) - Captured 28 September
San Jose (Dunkirk)
Los Angeles (Castile) - Driven ashore 31 October
Santiago (Portugal) - Driven ashore 31 October
Delfin Dorado (Naples) - Driven ashore 31 October
San Antonio (Naples) - Driven ashore 31 October
San Juan Evangelista (Dunkirk)
El Pingue (hired ship) - Sunk in the Downs 31 October
San Carlos (Masibradi)
San Nicolas (Masibradi)
San Miguel
Orfeo 44 (Naples) - Lost on the Goodwin sands 31 October
San Vicente Ferrer (Dunkerque)
San Martin (Dunkerque)
Nuestra Senora de Monteagudo (Dunkerque) - Escaped into Dunkirk 1 November
Santiago 60? (Galicia) - Captured 31 October
? (flag of Masibradi) - Captured 28 September, retaken same day, escaped to Dunkirk, 1 November, wrecked 4 days later
Santo Tomas (Martin Ladron de Guevara) - Driven ashore 31 October
Nuestra Senora de Luz
Santa Clara
San Gedeon (Dunkerque)
San Jacinto
San Carlos (Dunkerque) - Sunk 31 October
Santo Cristo de Burgos (San Josef) - Lost off the French coast 31 October
San Paulo (Masibradi)
San Miguel
La Corona (hired ship)
La Presa or San Pablo La Presa (Castile)
San Esteban (Martin Ladron de Guevara) - Captured 31 October
San Pedro de la Fortuna (hired ship) - Driven ashore but got off, 31 October
Los Angeles (hired ship)
Aguila Imperial
La Mujer
Santo Domingo de Polonia (hired Polish ship) - Driven ashore 31 October
San Jose (flagship of Vizcaya) - Captured 31 October
San Salvador (flagship of Dunkirk) - Escaped into Dunkirk 1 November
São Baltasar (Vice-Admiral of Portugal) - 800 tons. Back at Lisbon in 1640
San Francisco 50? (Rear-Admiral of Dunkerque) - Escaped into Dunkirk 1 November
San Pedro el Grande (flagship of Ladron de Guevara)
Santiago (Martin Ladron de Guevara)
Jesus Maria (pinnace)
San Pedro Martir (urca) (hired ship) - Driven ashore 31 October
Fama (Urca) (hired ship) - Driven ashore 31 October
Santa Cruz (Masibradi)
San Daniel (Guipuzcoa) - Driven ashore 31 October
San Juan Evangelista (hired ship of Hamburg) - Driven ashore 31 October
Santa Agnes (frigate) (Naples) - Stranded but got off, 3 November
Grune? (Castile) - Driven ashore, 31 October 1639
Santa Teresa (Saetia) (Castile) - Taken by a French privateer 31 October
Exchange (hired English transport) - All 8 English transports put into Plymouth 13 September, and reached the Downs 22 October, where they were detained
Peregrine (hired English transport)
Assurance (hired English transport)
5 other hired English transports


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