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 for more information on the contribution of the Spanish and Latinos to the American Revolutionary War.

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