Attack on São Tomé

19th October 1599 - November 1599
Part of : Eighty Years War (1568 - 1648)
Previous action : Attack on Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 30.6.1599 - 4.7.1599
Next action : Battle of the Narrow Seas 3.10.1602 - 4.10.1602

A Dutch fleet of 36 ships landed and occupied São Tomé. They lost 1,200 men to disease and withdrew.


Dutch Republic - Pieter van der Does (1562-1599)

Dutch Ships

36 Vessels in total

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Oranje Willem Dirckszoon Cloyer (d.1599) CO Killed


Portugese defenders

Under the command of the Portuguese governor Fernando de Meneses.

Ship NameCommanderNotes



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