Bernardo de Gálvez’s proposed siege of Pensacola, Florida, in 1780 started inauspiciously when his fleet was overtaken by an October hurricane that seriously compromised prospects for an assault that year on the British garrison. Concrete information about the hurricane’s destruction is, however, sketchy concerning those ships that returned to Havana. The contemporary reports that are known are fairly brief and contain little or no specific information about the damage that befell the fleet as a result of the storm.
Wilkie, Everett C.
"New Light On Gálvez's First Attempt to Attack Pensacola,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 62
, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol62/iss2/6