Honour - 'Nuestra Senora de Covadonga' 1743

Date - 20-June
Type -  Single Ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - 18th Century Wars

Description The action took place off Cape Espiritu Santos in the Philippines.

During George Anson's circumnavigation of the world 1740-44, six of the seven ships were lost. The last ship HMS Centurion engaged a Spanish treasure ship in a battle which lasted about 1 hours. The value of the treasure taken was huge and Anson's share established his own personal fortune.


HM Ships
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