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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. On the evening of April 19, the British mounted an assault in force upon San Felipe.

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. He took up his alher 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.

There were 10, soldiers, 12, sailors, 1, Jamaican slaves and recruits from Virginia. He inflicted heavy damage on the forts and town.

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Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. Deeming the honour of the Spanish flag to be at stake, Blas de Lezo threatened the city with bombardment. In the king promoted him to Lieutenant General of the Navy. Blas de Lezo was blamed [ by whom?

Lezo died four months after the siege was raised and a contemporary source indicates that the cause of death was epidemic typhus: Three columns of grenadiers supported by Jamaicans and several Vzquez companies moved under cover of darkness, with the aid of an intense naval bombardment.


There is no contemporary proof that these or others were actually used during Lezo’s lifetime. Views Read Edit View history.

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Admiral Vernon tested Cartagena de Indias on three separate occasions. This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat In he lost use of his right arm in the Siege of Barcelona. Retrieved from ” https: Vernon’s intention was to gather information on topography and troop strength and to provoke a response that might give him a better idea of the vazqquez capabilities of the Spanish. Induring a conference on Blas de Lezo’s place in history and honouring the th anniversary of Cartagena de Indias ‘ defence, a plaque was placed gazquez the wall at the Plaza de los Coches, by the Clock Tower portal.

Battle of Cartagena de Indias. Dissatisfied with this he took his gun flagship into the corsair’s refuge of Mostaganem Baya bastion medoohombre by two forts and 4, Moors. Both Vernon and Edward Trelawny, British governor of Jamaica, considered the Spanish gold shipping port to be a prime objective. Later in this campaign, his ship meciohombre the Stanhope commanded by John Combes, sometimes claimed to be a gun but actually just a gun merchantman.

Blas de Lezo

War of the Austrian Succession. In May, Vernon returned to Cartagena de Indias in charge of 13 warships, with the intention of probing the city’s defences. Lezo returned to its aid with six ships and 5, men and managed to drive off the Algerian pirate after a hard fight. Ferreiro, Measure of the Earth: Portrait of Lezo, Museo Naval de Madrid. At this time, his left leg was hit by cannon-shot and was later amputated under the knee. This name uses Spanish naming customs: In the Naval Museum of Madrid organised an exhibition on Blas de Lezo, including portraits, uniforms and layouts of battle plans.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One early victory involved the capture of Portobelo Panamathe dismantling of its fortifications and the withdrawal of Mediohojbre forces having left the place defenceless.

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Complutense University of Madrid. Blas de Lezo’s advantages consisted of a formidable primary fortress and numerous secondary fortifications.

In the following months he established a naval blockade, preventing the Algerians from receiving reinforcements medlohombre Istanbulthereby gaining valuable time for the securing of Oran’s defense, until an epidemic forced him to return to Cadiz. The prizes attributed to Lezo were taken by Martinet, who reached Callao in June and left the Pacific in before Lezo’s arrival. The actual attack on Cartagena de Indias took place on March May 20,