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History

The site of the battle was identified by the wreck of the San Diego who sank during the Battle.

The ship was in reasonably good condition because, over the years, the sand at the bottom covered it, forming a natural protective layer. In fact, it appeared to be a simple promontory and only one detail could attract the attention of divers and reveal the secret that was hidden: a cannon with the inscription Philippe II. That revealed that the measures of that hill, 25 meters long by 8 meters wide and 3 meters high, suspiciously matched those of a 17th century ship.

References

Down on 6 May

New in MaSS

Wrecks of Flevoland

Burgzand Noord

Dutch Presence in Cuba