The Scorpion Departs to Aid the US Rebels 1778

On September 24, 1778, the norteamericano ship Scorpion led by Captain Ivis departed from Spain to the rebel colonies in North America, with supplies for the Continental Army. This equipment included blankets, quinine, and cloth for uniforms, which were badly needed throughout the American Revolutionary War. Shipments were arranged by Diego Gardoqui, a Spanish Basque merchant and first Ambassador from Spain to the United States.  The supplies were paid for by the Spanish government.  Please visit www.OurAmericanHistory.com for more information on the contribution of the Spanish and Latinos to the American Revolutionary War.

Spanish Aid Shipments to US Rebels 1778

The North American ship “Hawke” commanded by Captain Brazilla departed from Spain to the US on September 16, 1778.  The ship carried supplies for the rebel Continental Army, including blankets, quinine, and cloth for uniforms. Shipments were arranged by Diego Gardoqui, a Spanish Basque merchant, first Ambassador from Spain to the US, and friend of George Washington. The supplies were paid for by the Spanish government.  For more information on the contribution of the Spanish and Latinx to the American Revolutionary War, please visit www.OurAmericanHistory.com. Image is portrait of Diego Gardoqui.