In the ongoing conflict of the 'Nine Years' War', in which Irish chieftains fought against English rule in Ireland, the Battle of Castlehaven was a confrontation between Ireland's Spanish allies and an English fleet. Off the south coast of Ireland, Admiral Richard Leveson managed to defeat the Spanish convoy, taking five of their six ships out of action. By contrast, the English themselves lost no ships, contributing to the eventual English victory in the war.
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