It was a bright sunny morning on Port Tariff. Second Sea Lord Robert Macmonger and Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson were enjoying their morning tea when suddenly, a messenger stormed in. The messenger looked worried and was out of breath as he said, "My Lords, King Ferdinand of Spain has launched a Fleet of 20 ships to capture Port Tariff!" Lord Macmonger spat out his tea and said "What! Lord Nelson, prepare the Fleet for battle!" and Nelson replied "At once, my Lord." Lord Nelson gathered the Port Tariff Defense Fleet and prepared them for battle. Lord Macmonger and Lord Nelson used the HMS Victory as their flagship.
On the morning of June 3, 1722 the Fleet was positioned in the Bay of Port Tariff. The morning had been sunny but the weather had soon turned to rain and A strong wind. Lord Macmonger spotted the Spanish Fleet. The flagship of the Spanish Navy was the 140 Gun Ship of the Line The Santisima Trinidad. By custom the Two opposing Leaders met on a small island outside of Tariff Bay called The Black Watch Outpost. In a final attempt at peace, a British Officer held up a Spanish Flag and was shot and killed. Lord Macmonger and Spanish Admiral Juan de Vasco met and could not come to an agreement, and so the battle began. Both Leaders returned to their flagships.
Lord Macmonger had realized that The Spanish had ordered no quarter. The Spanish began to enter Tariff Bay and the battle began. The first shot was fired by the Spanish. The British ship, the HMS Newcastle attempted to attack the Trinidad, Unfortunately the Trinidad unleashed her 140 guns upon her and the Ship was Lost along with her Entire Crew. The HMS Victory was hit and a Fire broke out. The crew began to panic when Lord Nelson held up the British flag and calmed them down. They then put out the fire and entered the battle. The Santisima Trinidad had already taken out several ships such as the HMS London and the HMS Georgestown. The Spanish Fleet was overpowering the British Fleet. Lord Macmonger began to worry, as did his crew.
The battle had seem to be lost for the British when suddenly the HMS Augustus sailed in to Tariff Bay. The August took out the Spanish Ships the Ferdinand, The Dragon, and the Santiago. The British once again had a chance. Lord Macmonger ordered the Augustus to attack the Trinidad. The Victory and the Augustus came up to The Trinidad and the battle became intense. Several men aboard the Victory were hit by armed Spanish sailors. Lord Macmonger was hit in the shoulder. When asked if he wanted to be taken to the Medical Bay, he replied "I'll go when I'm half dead or when the battle is over!!". Several of the Victory's Cannons were taken out. Several sailors aboard the Victory were going to turn away When Nelson took a pistol and shot it in the sky. He then said "We fight for the future of The British Empire, our descendants will look upon us and see what formed our glorious Nation. If the battle is lost they will think of us as weaklings who could not defend the Crown. I say gentlemen, we fight until the bitter end!" The Crew then fired with all of their might. Lord Macmonger looked at Lord Nelson and smiled. Lord Macmonger ordered the Augustus and the Victory to board the Trinidad.