This painting portrays the festive and joyous event of the fleet sailing out of Havana Harbor late in July, 1715. The flagship Noestra Seniora del Carmen (70 guns) (formerly English HMS Hampton Court), taken by the French in the late war and sold to the Spanish, is in the lead firing her salute to El Morro as the fleet departs. Several yachts have sailed with the fleet to see them off and the weather fine, the mood optimistic.