Papal Bull, Pope Urban VIII

35 took particular care to execute this, for the success of the engagement depended on keeping order, as events showed later. The fighting began on both sides at one in the afternoon, the flagship bearing the brunt of the attack, which lasted until midnight, when the enemy fled, putting out their lights. They lost the wind and came astern of the flagship, from which they all received much damage. Two hours before sunset the English flagship(1) broke away badly damaged, breaking her flags as flagship in our sight, and did not come back to fight. It was thought that this signal meant that the commander had been killed, which would be a good thing if true, because it was, he who took part in the capture of Ormuz(2). In this third and last encounter with the enemy our fleet sustained no significant damage; only two men were killed, and eight burned, in D. Sebastiao Lobo’s galleon, two in the “Sao Sebastiao” and nine in the flagship, including the Captain, and Jeronimo Botelho, the Commander’s nephew, and Bras Correa, the Captain of an oared vessel. Although these losses in themselves were considerable because we were few, they were not so great considering the length of the battle and what might have been expected in such fierce fighting. The three of the flagships (which is mentioned because of her greater importance) were all killed by a single 1- The “James”, 900 tons, with 48 cannon. 2 -This was Captain JamesWeddell. He was not killed in this battle, since he later commanded an English fleet which visited Goa and Macao in 1637, and on the return voyage in 1638 he took artillery from Macao to the fortresses of Cochin and Goa.