Battle of Cádiz (1640)
|Battle of Cádiz (1640)|
|Part of the Franco-Spanish War (1635–1659)|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Jerónimo Gómez de Sandoval||Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé|
|Casualties and losses|
1 galleon burned,|
1 patache sunk
The Battle of Cádiz (1640) was a naval battle in the Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659), which took place on July 21, 1640, when a French squadron under Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé attacked a Spanish convoy coming from the Americas.
The attack occurred just in front of the coast of Cádiz.
Armand de Breze employed a hitherto unknown tactic to attack the Spanish convoy from both sides. The Spanish lost a galleon and a small vessel but the convoy completed its journey and delivered most of its cargoes including its silver bullion. French losses are unknown.
- Duro, Fernandez Cesáreo (1898), Armada española desde la Unión de los Reinos de Castilla y de León (in Spanish), 4, Madrid: Est. tipográfico "Sucesores de Rivadeneyra", pp. 263, 265
- Battle of Cadiz, The Probert encyclopaedia of Warfare, archived from the original on 2012-04-02, retrieved April 2012 Check date values in:
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