Battle of Goa (1638)

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Battle of Goa
Part of Dutch-Portuguese War
Date 1638
Location off Goa, Portuguese India
Result Portuguese victory [1]
Belligerents
Portugal Portuguese Empire  Dutch Republic
Commanders and leaders
Pedro da Silva
António Teles de Meneses
Adam Westerwolt [2]
Strength
5 galleons
1 light carrack
38 fustas
8 carracks
3 light carracks [3]
Casualties and losses
1 small galleon sunk[4] 2 large carracks sunk [5]

The Battle of Goa was a naval engagement between the Portuguese forces commanded by the Viceroy of Portuguese India, D. Pedro da Silva, and a large Dutch fleet sent to block Goa. While the Portuguese were commanded by Pedro da Silva and António Teles de Meneses, the Dutch were led by Admiral Adam Westerwolt, who was badly defeated at this encounter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queiroz, Padre Fernão de, Vida do Venerável Irmão Pedro de Basto, Oficina de Miguel Deslandes, Lisboa, 1689, p. 315
  2. ^ Sousa, Alfredo Botelho de, Subsídios para a História Militar Marítima da Índia, Ministério da Marinha, Lisboa, 1956, Volume IV, p. 64
  3. ^ Monteiro, Saturnino (2010). Batalhas e Combates da Marinha Portuguesa. Lisbon: Livraria Sá da Costa Editora. ISBN 972-562-323-1. 
  4. ^ Boxer, Charles Ralph, Revista «Ethnos», Instituto Português de Arqueologia, História e Etnografia, Lisboa, 1942, Volume II, p.33
  5. ^ Esparteiro, António Marques, Três Séculos no Mar, Ministério da Marinha, Volume IV, 1975, p.8

Coordinates: 15°33′47″N 73°49′05″E / 15.563°N 73.818°E / 15.563; 73.818