The New Student's Reference Work/St. Vincent, Cape

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St. Vin′cent, Cape, forms the southwestern corner of Portugal, off which two important battles have taken place.  On June 16, 1693, the French fleet defeated the English Admiral Rooke, who lost 12 men-of-war and 80 merchantmen that were sailing under his convoy.  On Feb. 14, 1797, the well-known battle was fought in which Earl St. Vincent, ably seconded by Lord Nelson, with 15 sail of the line and 7 frigates defeated the Spanish with 27 sail.  This victory prevented the invasion of England by France.