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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
Centurion         
         
 
This page last edited - 22 March, 2013.

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