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From the Fleet Society Archives — August 11, 1955

This article appeared in the August 11, 1955 edition of the Indian River News:

(Note: The 1715 Fleet consisted of eleven Spanish ships, not fourteen. An additional French ship accompanied the other eleven ships, thereby making a total number of twelve ships that left the port of Havana on July 24, 1715 (not 1714). The eleven Spanish ships of the Fleet were lost in a hurricane on July 31, 1715. The French ship survived and returned to France. Also, there were not fourteen galleons as reported in this article. Historians currently believe that there were only two ships of the Fleet that could be called galleons. The remainder of the Fleet consisted of supply ships and private vessels.)

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