Honour - 'Nuestra Senora de Covadonga' 1743
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 1½ hours. The value of the treasure taken was huge and Anson's share established his own personal fortune.
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