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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 LevesonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1603

5 English ships and two prizes

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Warspite (32) 1596-1649
British 32 Gun
2nd Rate Galleon
Richard LevesonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1603
Squadron Flagship
Garland (38) 1590-1618
British 38 Gun
1st Rate Galleon
Sir William MonsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1591-1635
Dreadnought (33) 1592-1612
British 33 Gun
3rd Rate Galleon
Edward ManwaringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1601-1602
Nonpareil (32) 1584-1603
British 32 Gun
2nd Rate Galleon
Humphrey ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1594-1734
Adventure (26) 1594-1645
British 26 Gun
4th Rate Galleon
Sackville TrevorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1596-1627
 

Spain

 
de Bazans Squadron

One carrack (São Valentinho) and three galleys

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Spinola's Squadron,
Federico SpinolaSpanish
Naval Sailor

Eight galleys

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

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