Note: The Battle of Cape Santa Maria 5 October 1804

By Julian de Zulueta, published May 2010

Abstract

This note gives the Spanish version of this battle, little documented in English.  Four English frigates intercepted and overcame four Spanish vessels carrying treasure back to Spain.  The treasure had subsequently been retrieved by Odyssey Marine Exploration.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

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