Action of 2 May 1654
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|Action of 2 May 1654|
|Part of Dutch-Portuguese War|
|Dutch Republic||Portuguese Empire|
|11 ships||3 galleons|
Action of 2 May 1654 was a sea battle which took place near Colombo, Ceylon, when a force of 11 Dutch ships defeated 3 Portuguese galleons, which ran aground and were burnt near Carmona, north of Cabo de Rama. On about 4 May Zijdeworm was burnt as a fireship near Karwar, and on 6 May the Portuguese galleon Nazareth was burnt near Hanovar. This removed a significant proportion of Portuguese ships in the Indian Ocean area.
- Avenhoorn 30-40
- Sluys 30-40
- Cabeljauw 30-40
- Hulst 30-40
- Saphier 30-40
- Konijn 30-40
- Gecroonde Leeuw 30-40 (same as Roode Leuw?)
- Muyden 30-40
- Weesp 38
- Popkensburch 30-40
- Zijdeworm 30-40
The first 7 ships dealt with Santo António de Mazagão and the rest with São João Pérola.
- Santo António de Mazagão 36 (António Sottomaior) - Aground and burnt
- São João Pérola 38 (António de Abreu??) - Aground and burnt
- Nazaré 42
Guns are also given as around 28-30 each.
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