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jun 30, 1715 - The Wreck of the Spanish Silver Fleet

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On June 30th, the Spanish fleet was heading home when they encountered heavy winds and head back to Havana to port. Over 1,000 lives were lost due to the storm and overloading the ships, as a product of the Spanish Crown's desperation. A rescue team was sent, but 300 other raiders attacked the camp (mostly ex-privateers residing in Port Royal). Captain Henry Jennings was sent to see what was left. He takes what was left and actually ends up running into the rescue ship on the way back, which doubles his plunder. He returns in January and captures more, returning and establishing their camp there.

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Date:

jun 30, 1715
Now
~ 303 years ago
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