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  • In 1572 and 1578, however, Drake took abundant and Organi- vengeance, and in 1587 Cavendish captured the Manila galleon - a success repeated in the next century.
  • In 1685-86 the Pacific coast was ravaged by Dampier and Swan, and in 1709 Woodes Rogers, with Dampier as pilot, captured the Manila treasure galleon, a feat repeated by Anson in 1743.
  • One of their captains, Heemskirk, had captured a rich Portuguese galleon in the Straits of Malacca.
  • The result was that the command of the Acapulco galleon was rarely worth less than $50,000.
  • This collection of twelve stories of notable wrecks which befell Portuguese ships between 1552 and 1604 contains that of the galleon " St John " on the Natal coast, an event which inspired Corte-Rears epic poem as well as some poignant stanzas in The Lusiads, and the tales form a model of simple spontaneous popular writing.

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