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Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. In May, Vernon returned albber Cartagena de Indias in charge of 13 warships, with the intention of probing the city’s defences. Battle of Cartagena de Indias. He was separated from the expedition while attempting to sail past Cape Horn.

Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Admiral Vernon tested Cartagena de Indias on three separate occasions.

In the king promoted him to Lieutenant General of the Navy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After comprehensively destroying the forts in their possession, the British began mediohonbre orderly withdrawal back to Jamaica.

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The first attempt, in Marchwas essentially a reconnaissance in force by a squadron including ships of the linetwo fire shipsthree bomb vesselsand transport ships. Dissatisfied with this he took his gun flagship into the corsair’s refuge of Mostaganem Baya bastion defended by two forts and 4, Moors.


In the following months he established a naval blockade, preventing the Algerians from receiving reinforcements from Istanbulthereby gaining valuable time for the securing of Oran’s defense, until an epidemic forced him to return to Cadiz. In he was promoted to captain. On the evening of April 19, the British mounted an assault in force upon San Felipe.

There was a spate of novels following the publication by the Colombian historian Pablo Victoria of his fictional biography of Lezo:.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Blas de Lezo. The actual attack on Cartagena de Indias bazquez place on March May 20, At this time, his left leg was hit by cannon-shot and was later mdeiohombre under the knee.

Throughout his naval career, Lezo sustained many severe wounds; he lost his left eye, left hand, complete mobility of the right arm, caught Typhoid fever and had his left leg amputated in situ after being hit by the projectile of a cannon.

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Ferreiro, Measure of the Earth: Retrieved from ” https: Both Vernon and Mddiohombre Trelawny, British governor of Jamaica, considered the Spanish gold shipping port to be a prime objective. Portrait of Lezo, Museo Naval de Madrid. The prizes attributed to Lezo were taken by Martinet, who reached Callao in June and left the Pacific in before Lezo’s arrival.


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War of the Austrian Succession. Imprenta de la viuda de Calero. In he lost use of his right arm in the Siege of Barcelona. Library resources about Blas de Lezo. In the early stages of the conflict, the British Admiral Edward Vernon undertook attacks on various Spanish outposts in America.

Induring a conference on Blas ,ediohombre Lezo’s place in history and honouring the th anniversary of Cartagena de Indias ‘ defence, a plaque was placed on the wall mediohomber the Plaza de los Coches, by the Clock Tower portal.

In the Naval Museum of Madrid organised an exhibition on Blas de Lezo, mdeiohombre portraits, uniforms and layouts of battle plans. One early victory involved the capture of Portobelo Panamathe dismantling of its fortifications and the withdrawal medilhombre British forces having left the place defenceless.

He took up his new post just prior to the conflict between Great Britain and Spain that would become known as the War of Jenkins’ Ear and that would later be subsumed into the War of Austrian Succession.