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Battle of Cape Manglares


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The battle of Cape Manglares or Punta Galera was a naval battle, during Spanish American Wars of Independence, facing the Spanish navy frigate "Prueba" which, on May 12-16, 1820, fought the corvette of the Chilean navy, "Rosa de los Andes" or "The Andes", aka "Rose." It is the same ship "Rose" that brought to Chile Admiral Thomas Cochrane, formerly a war corvette of the British Royal Navy. John Illinworth, in command of the Chilean ship, developed the Corsican on the Pacific coast as far as Panama, and He was fought by the Spanish commander Antonio Vacaro, captain of frigate "Prueba".
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