Battle of Sesimbra Bay

3rd June 1602
Part of : Anglo-Spanish War (1585 - 1604)
Previous action : Attack on Cadiz Harbour 21.6.1596
Next action : Battle of Santa Cruz 20.4.1657

An English victory over the Spanish


Kingdom of England

English Squadron, Richard Leverson

5 English ships and two prizes

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Warspite (32) Richard LeversonSquadron Flagship
Garland (38) Sir William Monson (1568-1643)
Dreadnought (33) Edward Manwaring
Nonpareil (32) Humphrey Reynolds
Adventure (26) Sackville Trevor


de Bazans Squadron

One carrack (São Valentinho) and three galleys

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Spinola's Squadron, Federico Spinola (1571-1603)

Eight galleys

Ship NameCommanderNotes



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