Attacked a Spanish Fleet

Date: between 1571 and 1571
Location: Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
Created By: John H. Nye

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In 1571, Sir Francis Drake roved between Cartagena and Nombre de Dios, intercepted a dozen Spanish ships with the small, forty-ton Swan, and plundered their cargo, netting some £66,000 . and exposing the weaknesses of the Spanish Empire.

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