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Armada Wreck at Portincross

Armada Wreck at Portincross

When the Spanish Armada was dispersed by the combined efforts of the English fleet and poor weather in 1588 many were wrecked on the rocky coastlines around the west coast of Scotland. One galleon (whose name is now lost) was wrecked about quarter of a mile offshore from Portencross Castle in North Ayrshire in about ten fathoms of water.

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