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Honour - CADIZ 1596


Date - 21-June
Type - Fleet or Squadron Actions
Conflict - War with Spain; 1588-96

 
Description Cadiz being the port to which the Spanish treasure ships sailed, was one of the wealthiest places in Europe.

In 1596 an English Fleet under the Earle of Essex & Lord Howard of Effingham replicated Drake's earlier attack of 1587. They sacked Cadiz & captured most of the Spanish ships in harbour. Prize money was valued at 12 million Ducats.

In addition to the navy ships listed, 63 merchant ships were also awarded the battle honour.

 
 
HM Ships
Ark Royal Charles Crane Dreadnought Lion
Lion's Whelp Mary Rose Mere Honour Moon Nonpareil
Quittance Rainbow Repulse Ruby Swiftsure
Tramontana Truelove Vanguard Warspite Witness
         
         
Merchant Ships
63 (details unknown)        
 
This page last edited - 16 March, 2013.

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