|Nominal Guns||50 |
|Home Port|| |
|Category||Fourth Rate |
|Ship Type||Ship of the Line
|Sailing Rig||Ship Rigged |
|Broken Up||1724 |
DimensionsDimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB001Length 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
Armament1716Broadside 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|
Service HistoryDateEventSource1716Bought 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-16031.9.1718Took the Ship Greyhound (42)
near Cape Spartel23.11.1718Returned 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
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.