Papal Bull, Pope Urban VIII

29 out the duties of his rank by going round the fleet almadia that night, to find out what damage had been done and give appropriate orders. He found that Antonio Telles(1), captain of the galleon “Sao Sebastiao” which had been pre-eminent in the fighting(2), had been badly wounded in an arm, as had D. Francisco Manuel in the chest. He accordingly ordered that Simao de Quintal de Carvalho to command the galleon “Sao Sebastiao” and Martim Quaresma Carneiro should command the galleon “Santiago”, in which he was sailing; and that everyone should prepare for the next day, and weapons, sails, and rigging made ready in all the galleons. In general, there were many dead and wounded in this battle. Among the officers were the master of the admiralship, the pilot of the “Misericordia” and the master-gunner of the “Sancto Antonio”. As for the consternation of the Persians who were watching from the fortresses of Ormuz and Gobroon and the shore, they had their fingers in their mouths, (as is their habit when afraid), and it was later learnt that it had seemed to them that they saw hell opened; and in truth the battle was one of the most outstanding engagements that have ever been anywhere. The next day, which was Ash Wednesday, dawned with a strong wind and such high seas that neither our fleet nor that 1- Antonio Telles de Meneses, who was later Commander of the ocean-going fleet in India and fought Dutch fleets which were blockading the Goa bar in 1636-49. 2- A contemporary English account says, “This ship did more spoil unto our fleet than any three of their ships taken together”. The “Sao Sebastiao” had been built in Daman.