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Juan King was a sailor of Irish origin who had an outstanding participation in the armada of the Argentine Republic during his fight against the Empire of Brazil.
Juan King was born on October 26, 1800 in Newport, province of Connaught, county Mayo, Ireland, son of Captain Miles King and Maria King.
He arrived in Buenos Aires in 1825 during the presidency of Bernardino Rivadavia and on the eve of the Brazilian War joining the Republican squad under Guillermo Brown on January 16, 1826 with the rank of second lieutenant in the boat National Congress commanded by Guillermo Mason.
That same year he married Sara MacGaw, daughter of Peter and Agnes MacGaw. Eight years later Sara gave birth to her first child, Myles, having four daughters: Inés, Enriqueta, Elena and Mariana.
Combat of Punta Colares.
With the boat Congress attended the Combat of Punta Colares (February 9, 1826), where his ship was the only one that supported the flagship action May 25, although on two occasions it was put to leeward separating from combat . As a result of his behavior, between February 26 and March 12, 1826 he served as second on board. During that period he participated in the attack on Colonia del Sacramento in which Congress suffered 17 casualties.
Separated the new captain Enrique Guillermo Parker by illness, [Note 2] King was in charge. He participated in the attack on the frigate Nictheroy (April 27 and 28) and the battle of Banco de Ortiz (May 2). On May 12 he was promoted to lieutenant and returned as second commander. He participated in the combat of Los Pozos on June 11, 1826 and on the second day of the combat in Quilmes (July 30).
Between October 26 and December 7 of that year he joined Brown’s maritime cruise on the coasts of Brazil.
He fought in the great Argentine victory over Brazil at the Battle of Juncal (February 8 and 9, 1827). Then he went to the brig Republic, flagship of the Argentine Navy under the direct command of Guillermo Enrique Granville, with whom he participated in the battle of Monte Santiago on April 7 and 8, 1827, where the Republican squadron faced a much greater enemy force suffering important losses.
In that battle, having beached in the bank of Monte Santiago the Republic and the Independence, the Sarandí, of smaller draft, remained as support in front of the attack of the Brazilian fleet, very superior in number, consisting of a frigate, two corvettes, five brigantines, one lugre, eight schooners and one patache, 63 cannons and ships immobilized against 230 enemies.
Along with the Sarandí, the Republic was the flagship during the battle (Brown went from one vessel to another), so he concentrated the firing of the numerous Brazilian fleet.
Its commander Granville received a serious wound in the left arm, that had to be amputated, reason why King like second was for the practical effects in charge of the ship.
The Independence was ignited, finally the Republic had to be evacuated and set afire, of which Lieutenant King took charge. La Sarandí took advantage of the arrival of the night to repair minimally his faults (his entire case was riddled with bullets) and, taking the survivors of the lost ships, he was able to return to Buenos Aires.
Combat of Monte Santiago.