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Page 697. " Knight of the Order of St James, who drowned in the Herradura disaster "



   In October of 1562 twenty-eight galleys of the Spanish navy, under the command of Don Juan de Mendoza, took shelter in the bay of Herradura from a violent storm.  Despite this the squadron was battered against itself by the elements, resulting in the loss of all but three of its ships, and over four-thousand lives.