The Battle of Gibara (March 1716) occurred when Captain Edward Kenway and his ship Jackdaw assaulted the Spanish Navy naval fort of Gibara on the northern coast of Cuba. Kenway attacked the fort while he was sailing from Great Inagua to the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico for a meeting with Mary Read, as the fort was weakly-defended, it only had a few cannon emplacements on the ramparts. The Jackdaw destroyed the fort's guns after a heavy bombardment, and Kenway and his crew proceeded to assault the damaged fortress. Kenway slew the naval officer Blas de Valdevieso before entering the war room and killing the fort's commander, Salvador de Narbona, and the Spanish troops surrendered. The Spanish flag was lowered and replaced by the pirate flag, and Gibara became a pirate stronghold.