- Nov 2017
Nowhere in your source does it state that, only that the Turks upheld the treaty forcing them to pay which is different.
Spain could build the same kind of ships Venice had with the same number. In fact, by the time of the Iberian Union, it had the capacity to build far more of an even superior quality. And of course a single battle is not going to win a war, but my point is that the Spanish navy would have annihilated the Ottoman navy in all all out war. It doesn't matter how many times the Ottomans rebuild their navy, it would still get annihilated, and in any case, the Spaniards would quickly seize every major port of the Ottoman Empire, preventing the navy's reconstruction anyway.One battle doesn't win war: Spain had only 49 ships (and most of them came from Naples) compared to Venetian 109. The League failed at its basic task of recapturing Cyprus, and Venice moreover agreed to pay compensation for the war. In addition to all of this, when the Ottomans recovered (in a single winter), Kılıc Ali Pasha had no one to fight against, as the allied fleet existed no more.