Battle of Goa (1638)

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Battle of Goa
Part of Dutch-Portuguese War
Battle at Goa.jpg
Date 1638-1639
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] Cornelis Simonsz van der Veere
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 refers to a series of naval engagements between the Portuguese Armada and the Dutch East India Company fleets attempting to blockade and conquer the city of Goa. In 1638, forces commanded by the Viceroy of Portuguese India, D. Pedro da Silva and later António Teles de Meneses fought off a large Dutch fleet sent to block the port colony of Goa, commanded by Admiral Adam Westerwolt, who was badly defeated at this encounter. The next year 1639, the Dutch Admiral Cornelis Simonsz van der Veere would conduct a new raid on Goa's port.

Sea battle off Goa between the Dutch and Portuguese fleets in 1638

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