Print the pdf: The Spanish Armada Coloring Page and color the picture.On May 19, 1588, the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon, Spain, to gain control of the English Channel and invade England. The Spanish Armada sailed with about 130 ships, 2,500 guns and 30,000 sailors and soldiers. The Spanish ships used the board and fight hand to hand battles, while the English Navy relied on long-range guns and fought from a safe distance. The Spanish Armada was defeated and headed home, losing half of their ships. The English became known as a world-class naval power and changed the method of naval warfare.