Battles of La Naval de Manila

  • battle of la naval de manila
    part of the eighty years' war
    datemarch 15, 1646 – october 4, 1646
    location
    stretching from lingayen, pangasinan to marinduque then to mariveles near corregidor island
    result spanish victory
    belligerents

    spain spain

    • philippines
     dutch republic
    commanders and leaders

    spain lorenzo ugalde de orellana
    spain sebastián lópez
    spain agustín de cepeda
    spain cristobal marquéz de valenzuela

    spain francisco de esteyvar

    dutch republic maarten gerritsz vries

    dutch republic antonio camb
    strength

    4 ships

    • 3 manila galleons
    • 1 galley
    • 4 brigantines


    400 soldiers

    68 guns

    19 ships

    • 16 regular galleons
    • 3 fire ships
    • 16 launches

    470 guns (est.)
    first squadron:
    second squadron: 800 soldiers

    third squadron:
    casualties and losses
    15 dead

    500 dead[1] (est.)
    2 fire ships sunk

    3 ships severely damaged

    the battles of la naval de manila (spanish: batallas de las marinas de manila) were a series of five naval battles fought in the waters of the philippines in the year 1646, in which the forces of spain in the spanish philippines repelled various attempts by forces of the dutch republic to invade manila, during the eighty years' war. the spanish forces, which included many spanish filipino and native filipino soldiers and sailors, particularly kapampángan volunteers, consisted of two, and later, three manila galleons, a galley and four brigantines. they neutralized a dutch fleet of nineteen warships, divided into three separate squadrons. heavy damage was inflicted upon the dutch squadrons by the spanish-kapampángan forces, forcing the dutch to abandon their invasion of the philippines.

    the victories against the dutch invaders were attributed by the spanish and kapampángan troops to the intercession of the virgin mary under the title of our lady of la naval de manila. on 9 april 1652, the victories in the five sea battles were declared a miracle by the archdiocese of manila after a thorough canonical investigation, giving rise to the centuries-old festivities of our lady of la naval de manila.

  • background
  • full-scale attack in 1646
  • battles of 1646
  • aftermath
  • ecclesiastical investigations
  • declaration as miracle
  • notes
  • references
  • see also

Battle of La Naval de Manila
Part of the Eighty Years' War
DateMarch 15, 1646 – October 4, 1646
Location
Result Spanish victory
Belligerents

Spain Spain

 Dutch Republic
Commanders and leaders

Spain Lorenzo Ugalde de Orellana
Spain Sebastián López
Spain Agustín de Cepeda
Spain Cristobal Marquéz de Valenzuela

Spain Francisco de Esteyvar

Dutch Republic Maarten Gerritsz Vries

Dutch Republic Antonio Camb
Strength

4 ships


400 soldiers

68 guns

19 ships

  • 16 regular galleons
  • 3 fire ships
  • 16 launches

470 guns (est.)
First Squadron:
Second Squadron: 800 soldiers

Third Squadron:
Casualties and losses
15 dead

500 dead[1] (est.)
2 fire ships sunk

3 ships severely damaged

The Battles of La Naval de Manila (Spanish: Batallas de las marinas de Manila) were a series of five naval battles fought in the waters of the Philippines in the year 1646, in which the forces of Spain in the Spanish Philippines repelled various attempts by forces of the Dutch Republic to invade Manila, during the Eighty Years' War. The Spanish forces, which included many Spanish Filipino and Native Filipino soldiers and sailors, particularly Kapampángan volunteers, consisted of two, and later, three Manila galleons, a galley and four brigantines. They neutralized a Dutch fleet of nineteen warships, divided into three separate squadrons. Heavy damage was inflicted upon the Dutch squadrons by the Spanish-Kapampángan forces, forcing the Dutch to abandon their invasion of the Philippines.

The victories against the Dutch invaders were attributed by the Spanish and Kapampángan troops to the intercession of the Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of La Naval de Manila. On 9 April 1652, the victories in the five sea battles were declared a miracle by the Archdiocese of Manila after a thorough canonical investigation, giving rise to the centuries-old festivities of Our Lady of La Naval de Manila.