Battle of Blaye

Battle of Blaye

The Battle of Blaye was a 1593 Spanish victory of the Anglo–Spanish War and the French Wars of Religion. The previous year Pedro de Zubiaur had dispersed an English convoy of 40 ships, burning the flagship and capturing three others, but a further English fleet of 6 ships then arrived and prevented further losses. In 1593 Zubiaur set out to relieve Blaye and, on arriving in its port and sighting 6 English ships, set their flagship on fire and then sank it with all hands. He was later met by another enemy fleet in a fierce battle, in which Zubiaur's own ship was burned but managed to sink this fleet's flagship and save all the Spanish vessels. After this second battle Zubiaur had to ... more on Wikipedia

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List Of French Wars of Religion Battles