After a severe siege, Fuenterrabia surrendered to the duke of Berwick and his French troops in 1719; and in 1794 it again fell into the hands of the French, who so dismantled it that it has never since been reckoned by the Spaniards among their fortified places.
He added, it is true, a few torpedo boats and destroyers, but he promptly had them dismantled on arrival at Constantinople.
The castle, founded by the Breton Juhel, lord of the manor after the Conquest, was already dismantled under Henry VIII.; but its ivy-clad keep and upper walls remain.
The place was dismantled in 1652 by order of Cardinal Mazarin.
In 1648, at the close of the war, it was dismantled by order of parliament.