June 8, 1708 – This Day in Fleet History

June 8, 1708.

British captain ambushes Spanish Treasure Fleet during War of Spanish Succession. The San Jose, one of the richest ships in the fleet with 7 to 11 million pesos on board,  is lost.

Ben Costello

Ben Costello

Ben Costello is a director of the 1715 Fleet Society and an attorney in Washington, PA. His full bio can be found here.

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