Ship typeChalupa / a small boat
Key figureJuan Manuel de Bonilla
CommandJuan Manuel de Bonilla
CaptainJoan Crueñas Gispert (Juan Cruanio)
FlotillaJuan Manuel de Bonilla's fleets
Shipwreck zoneCore Banks, Carolina del Norte
Port of departureHavana (CUB)
CargoGold bullion, silver ingots , and riches
A few days after leaving Havana, a hurricane hit the convoy and scattered the ships. During the whole week that the storm lasted, the following vessels were lost: La Galga, the merchant ship Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, alias La Ninfa, commanded by Manuel Bonilla, Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, commanded by Manuel Malburo, and the 110-ton packet boat El Salvador, alias Enrique, carrying 240,000 pesos under the command of Captain Juan Carlos Cruanio.
The rest of the ships that were part of the convoy arrived in Norfolk. However, according to some historians, San Pedro , Nuestra Señora de los Godos, aka Arrinton, and the schooner Mariana also sank. There were only 4 survivors from El Salvador.