Editors. "Admiral Vernon captures Porto Bello". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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In an much celebrated victory for the British, Admiral Vernon captures the Spanish colony of Porto Bello (in present-day Panama) with only six ships, and becomes a national hero.