The Habsburg emperor Charles V had sent a small Spanish fleet of eight galleys under the Spanish commander of the Castilla fleet, Rodrigo Portuondo, to eliminate Barbary ships from Algiers under Caccia Diavolo which were raiding the coast of Valencia and ferrying Moriscos from Spain to Algeria.
- Pillaging the empire: piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750 by Kris E. Lane p.15 
- Garnier, p.27
- Garnier, p.26
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