Fresh Light on San Juan de Ulua

By Michael Lewis , published August 1937


The author begins remembering a previous article written by him (‘Guns of the Jesus of Lubeck’), published in MM July 1936, whose source was a single document, and the posterior receipt of several valuable transcripts, inventories and their translations sent by Mr. G.R.G. Conway from Mexico, which improve and enlarge his primitive source. The author lists the new documents, with a short detail of their respective contents: the main repairs needed by every captured ship, and the process of selling them by auction, including the price paid for each. It follows a letter by Juan de Ubilla, Vice-Admiral of the Spanish fleet of New Spain to his king, explaining the fight, the captured ships, how they were sold, and the process followed by English prisoners.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Caribbean
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

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