Papal Bull, Pope Urban VIII

31 ship, and at nightfall the enemy broke off, weary with fighting. As they withdrew to the fortress of Gombroon the sighted the galleon “Trindade”, drifting off course because of damage to the steering, and carried by the current in that direction. They turned about and set upon her severely, the captain, Francisco de Sousa de Castro, putting up a spirited defense until help came, as I can testify as an eye-witness, having seen it all. Our Commander went about to come to the rescue, and I do not know how the flagship was able to turn without sails, because she had only a fragment of foresail and no sheets. Nevertheless, he came to our aid, and used his artillery to get her away from the enemy. Then he moved away to pursue them, firing at them until they retreated, or rather fled. As on the first day, the wind fell when it was already dark, and our fleet anchored perilously close to the spit of Ormuz, because we had no choice. On that day twenty men were killed on the flagship, including the chief pilot, and thirty-seven were wounded, including the master, the boatswain and the master-gunner, and the Commander had also been struck by splinters several times, from which God delivered him with singular mercy; for he was always where the shots were flying, going to help everywhere with rare coolness, strength, and valour. There were also many dead and wounded in all the galleons. If the “Sao Sebastiao” had had masts so that it could have taken part, the enemy would not have left the shelter of Gombroon or they would have suffered much worse than