Capture of the San Joaquín

7th August 1711
Part of : War of Spanish Succession (1701 - 1714)
Previous action : Action off Cartagena 17.7.1711
Next action : Occupation Of Majorca 11.6.1715 - 3.7.1715

 

Great Britain

 
British Squadron, James Littleton (1668-1722/23)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Salisbury (50) Sir Francis Hosier (d.1727)Fleet Flagship
Jersey (54) Edward Vernon (1684-1757)
Salisbury Prize (50) Robert Harland (1685-1751)
Newcastle (50) Sampson Bourne (c.1679-1719)
Weymouth (50) Richard Lestock (1678/79-1748)
Anglesea (50) Thomas Legge (d.1711/12)
Fowey (42) Robert Chadwick (c.1675-1719)
 

Spain

 
Spanish Ships, Miguel Agustin Villanueva (d.1711)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
San Joaquín (64) Pedro García de Asarte Captured
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionHNE

On August 7 the galleon San Joaquin, in company with a tender, sees a squadron that it thinks are the vessels of the French fleet. Actually it was the English squadron of Commodore Littleton, who had sailed from Port Royal, Jamaica, on 26 July.

When Villanueva realizes the error it is too late and he decides to confront the British. The San Joaquin eventually surrendered, but only after Villanueva was killed by a musket ball. The British had one dead and six wounded. The tender accompanying the ship would be captured by the Jersey.



Sources


IDNameAuthorType
HNEHistoria Naval de EspañaVarious, Web Site

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