Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes

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Four frigates capturing Spanish treasure ships (5 October 1804) by Francis Sartorius, National Maritime Museum,UK.jpg
The sinking of the Mercedes
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Name: Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes
Launched: Havana, Cuba, 1786
Fate: Sunk by the British 5 October 1804
Notes: Thought to be the wreck discovered by Odyssey Marine Exploration, codenamed "Black Swan"[1][2]
General characteristics
Armament: 36 guns

The Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (Our Lady of Mercy in English) was a Spanish frigate which was sunk by the British off the south coast of Portugal on 5 October 1804 during the Battle of Cape Santa Maria.

The approximate location of the Mercedes off the south coast of Portugal


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