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Jack Aubrey, as a Master and Commander of the HMS Sophie attacks and takes the Spanish xebec frigate Cacafuego in the year one.

Cacafuego (Sp: "shit fire") is the nickname of a historical Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, which her crew referred to as "Cagafuego" or "fire shitter".

La Nuestra Señora de la Concepción was launched in 1570 and sailed the Peru - Panama route during the 16th century. She became Sir Francis Drake's most famous prize in 1578.

The 32-gun xebec that Aubrey attacks and captures as commander of the 14-gun Sophie may have simply been named Cacafuego, the name widely used for the historic ship by non-Spanish speakers.

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