Admiral Hosier blockades Porto Bello

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Historical Context Note

Admiral Francis Hosier attempts to blockade the Spanish port of Porto Bello, in present-day Panama, but this is a disatrous failure for the British, who end up losing approximately two-thirds of their men to tropical disease.
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Editors. "Admiral Hosier blockades Porto Bello". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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