Action of May 1612

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This raid took place on the night of 23 or 25 May 1612 when a force of Sicilian and Neapolitan galleys attacked some Tunisian vessels at La Goulette, northern Tunisia. 7, or perhaps 9 or 10, Tunisian sailing ships were destroyed, while several smaller vessels were captured.

Ships involved:


Sicily (Ottavio de Aragon)
6 galleys

Naples (Santa Cruz)
7 galleys


7 or more sailing ships destroyed, several smaller captured


  • Naval Wars in the Levant 1559-1853 (1952) - R. C. Anderson