The route of the Spanish Armada in 1588 up the Channel, into the North Sea and into the Atlantic, down the west coast of Ireland. The map shows the known wrecks of Armada ships. Of the 120 ships in the Armada half were lost, many just disappearing. The map shows the sites of the engagements between the Armada and the English fleet at Eddystone, Portland, Isle of Wight, Calais and Gravelines. Of the Armada's complement of 30,000 soldiers and sailors 20,000 were lost.