Duquesna Santa Anna
Duquesna Santa Anna was a 900 ton hulk (urca) in Don Pedro de Valdes Andalusian squadron. During the Armada campaign, she fell astern of the Armada during the night of 3/4 August. The next morning was windless, but she was attacked by Hawkin's squadron, which used ships' boats to tow their galleons into action. Eventually she was towed away by one of the great galleases.
As the Armada was blown up around Scotland, the Santa Anna strayed from the main body. Eventually she came to anchor in Elly Bay on the west coast of Ireland some time around September 14th. There she was joined by survivors from the Rata Santa Maria Encoronada, which had been wrecked to the south. She sailed again, but was blown back northward, and on the 26th came to grief in Lougrhos Mor Bay. Her survivors and those of the Rata fortified a nearby ruined castle, but eventually set out overland to board the galleas Girona, which had anchored in a bay 19 miles away.
The Girona, too beat up to try the open Atlantic, attempted to make for Scotland, but was wrecked off Lacada Point. Few if any of Duquesna Santa Anna's men survived
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