Capture of Bahia

8th May 1624
Part of : Dutch/Portuguese War (1602 - 1661)
Previous action : Battle of Macau 22.6.1622 - 24.6.1622
Next action : Action in the Persian Gulf 1.2.1624/25 - 24.2.1624/25

The city of Salvador da Bahia on the coast of Brazil was captured by the Dutch.


Dutch Republic - Jacob Willekens (1564-1649)

WIC Ships, Jacob Willekens (1564-1649)

About 22 ships of the Geoctroyeerde Westindische Compagnie

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United Provinces Ships, Piet Pieterszoon Hein (1577-1629)

13 ships owned by the United Provinces

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Portugal - Diogo de Mendonça Furtado

Portugese defenders

Approximately 3,000 Portugese militia, most of whom ran at the arrival of the Dutch

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