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Attack on São Tomé

19th October 1599 (1599/10/28 NS) - November 1599 (1599/11/09 NS)
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 DoesDutch
Naval Sailor

 
Dutch Ships

36 Vessels in total

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Oranje 1597-1599
Dutch Hired Unknown
Willem Dirckszoon CloyerDutch
Naval Sailor
CO Killed
 

Portugal

 
Portugese defenders

Under the command of the Portuguese governor Fernando de Meneses.

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

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