Die Schlacht Zwischen Den Spaniern Und Holländern Merian 1738
Title: Die Schlacht Zwischen Den Spaniern Und Holländern 1639
A Spanish-Portuguese armada of ships struck the Dutch fleet on 21 October 1639 under the leadership of Maarten Tromp (1598-1653).
The Spanish fleet during Spanish Dutch the Eighty Years War led by Don Miguel d'Oquendo consisted of 67 ships with 1700 guns and more than 24,000 troops. Tromp on the other hand started the battle with 30 ships. The Spanish fleet was pushed up by Duins (België) between the 15th and 18th of September. Tromp now provided reinforcements. Not long after the Spanish fleet was rigged, the Tromp fleet grew to more than 95 ships.
In total, more than 40 Spanish ships were destroyed at sea. Fourteen of these ships were confiscated by the fleet of the Republic and delivered in Dutch ports. The Spanish losses were large: 5,200 men lost their lives and another 1,800 Spaniards were made prisoner of war. On the side of Dutch United Provinces only one ship was lost and 100 men were killed. Furthermore, only 18 Spanish navy vessels managed to reach the port of Dunkirk intact.