Hermione

12386
Nominal Guns50
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Purchased1716
Home Port 
ShipyardUnknown
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1724

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB001
Length of Gundeck128' 0"Burgos Feet35.6608 (116′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth32' 0"Burgos Feet8.9152 (29′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 0"Burgos Feet3.9004 (12′ 9″ Imperial)
Burthen500Tons BM 

Armament


1716Broadside Weight = 171 Spanish libre (184.509 lbs 78.489 kg)B001
Gun Deck24 Spanish 8-Pounder
Gun Deck22 Spanish 6-Pounder
Gun Deck6 Spanish 3-Pounder

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1717Capitan de navioFrancisco Javier Cornejo y Vallejo1718Capitan de navioRodrigo Torres y Morales

Service History


DateEventSource
1716Bought to/thru Diego de Murga, Marqueese of Monte Sacro.
1716Left Cadiz.
8.1717Arrived to Veracruz.
21.10.1717Left La Habana to Cadiz with Santo Cristo de Maracaibo & 7 other small vessels.
7.12.1717Arrived to Cadiz with Santo Cristo de Maracaibo, 7 small vessels with 5 million pesos, 1,650 Kg. of silver & other goods.
19.6.1718Left Barcelona for the Campaing of Sicily.
3.8.1718Arrived to Malta.
1.9.1718Took the Sloop Ferret (10) in Cadiz Bay as part of Guevara's SquadronBWAS-1603
1.9.1718Took the Ship Greyhound (42) near Cape Spartel
23.11.1718Returned to Cadiz.
1719The surviving ships got back to Santander.
2.1719Captured the british privateer? frigate Saint Andrews near Cadiz, later San Andres.
3.1718/19Entered at La Corunna to embark troops & reinforce the fleet with more ships.
3.1718/19Entered at Santander to embark troops & reinforce the fleet with more ships.
3.1718/19Entered at Pasajes to embark troops & reinforce the fleet with more ships.
7.3.1718/19Left Cadiz with N S de Guadalupe, Fidela? and 20 transports with troops to Scotland.
29.3.1719Suffered a 12 days storm at Cape Finisterre, lossing many ships.
12.1719Left Santander to Cadiz with Tolosa, N S de Guadalupe & Fidela.
12.1719Captured a british frigate at the Cantabric Sea.
21.12.1719Action at Cape St. Vincent vs Cavendish commanding 3 british ships.
2.1.1719/20Entered at Cadiz with Tolosa, N S de Guadalupe & Fidela.
21.6.1721Left Cadiz to Cartagena de Indias scorting 9 merchantmen.
5.8.1721Arrived to Cartagena de Indias.
31.12.1723Left Cadiz with Catalan, Estrella de Mar, Pingue Volante & 14 merchantmen to Cartagena de Indias.
1724Out of service.
17.2.1723/24All arrived to Cartagena de Indias.


Notes on Ship


General notes
Originally a French 30-gun frigate, bought by D. Diego de Murga, Marqueese of Monte Sacro, for private trade with South America and/or bought to/thru him by the Spanish Royal navy.

Looks like she was rearmed by the navy up to 50-60 guns. This has caused many confusions in Spanish records, where she has been listed as 30 guns frigate & 50-60 guns ship.

Out of service date is not clear, some sources say 1724 and others 1721 at Veracruz.


 

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