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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