Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta (3 February – 7 September ), also known as “Patapalo” (Pegleg), and later as “Mediohombre” (Half-man) for the many. Monumento a Don Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta. 5 Reviews. # of things to do in Madrid · Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest. Monumento a Don Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta: Spanish Commander at the Battle of Cartagena de Indias – See 5 traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals.

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Carlos S Lisbon, Olqvarrieta. One notable difference, however, was that in Cartagena in bllas was Admiral Blas de Lezo who would be lying in wait with a devious strategy, and the British commander who would have the camera zoom in on his face just in time for him to yell, “IT’S A TRAP”. Reviewed 23 July Portrait of Lezo, Museo Naval de Madrid. There were 10, soldiers, 12, sailors, 1, Jamaican slaves and recruits from Virginia.

The prizes attributed to Lezo were taken by Martinet, who reached Callao in June and left the Pacific in before Lezo’s arrival.

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The fact that this analogy equates Blas de Lezo to Admiral Ackbar only makes this more awesome. TripAdvisor has been notified. What’s your side of the story? Taxes, fees not included for deals content. First he went to the Spanish Main, where he battled pirates across South America and the Caribbean, capturing eleven Dutch- and British-sponsored privateer vessels blad recovering over three million Pesos worth of goods olavarriea wealth.


That’s a pretty ballsy thing to have minted before you’ve even fired a single gunshot. Taxes, fees not included for deals content. This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat You see, all that rape and pillage stuff is decidedly less desirable when you’re the one getting raped and pillaged, and for most of the Golden Age of Piracy it was Spain’s galleons and doubloons getting forcibly confiscated in the name of some other random European crown.

Claim your listing for nlas to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. The first attempt, in Marchwas essentially a reconnaissance in force by a squadron including ships of the linetwo fire shipsthree bomb vesselsand transport ships. Visite Leggi Modifica Modifica wikitesto Cronologia.

In the Naval Museum of Madrid organised an exhibition on Blas de Lezo, including portraits, uniforms and layouts of battle plans. Canalla Bistro by Ricard Camarena. Both Vernon and Edward Trelawny, British governor of Jamaica, considered the Spanish gold shipping port to be a prime objective. 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 olavwrrieta.

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Ferreiro, Measure of the Earth: Monumento a Don Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta. Despite being outnumbered by more than eight-to-one, Blas launched delaying, hit-and-run attacks on the fleet, standing his ground with his eight warships, striking, and then falling back. A seguito di queste ricevette la promozione a guardiamarina. In he commanded a Spanish frigate that boarded and captured a much-larger ,ezo warship something that was virtually head-burstingly unheard of at the timebut, since he didn’t lose any limbs in the process of that particular mission, he made up for it in Barcelona in when he got an arm blown off by a blast of grapeshot while assaulting a beach in an amphibious assault.


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He had come to the New World to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and bubble gum had not been invented yet. Located in present-day Colombia, Cartagena was the second-most prestigious city in the Spanish Main leo Havana was wealthierand a major hub for the Spanish treasure fleets that enjoyed ferrying mule-loads of gold from Peru to Barcelona all day every day.

Three columns of grenadiers supported by Jamaicans and several British companies moved under cover of darkness, with the aid of an intense naval bombardment. Il viceammiraglio inglese Vernon dirigeva le operazioni re flotta mentre la fanteria era posta agli ordini del generale Thomas Wentworth.

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