San Hermenegildo
Nominal Guns643DECKS
OperatorArmada Real
Keel Laid Down17503DECKS
First Commissioned17523DECKS
Home Port 3DECKS
ShipyardCartagena - Spain 3DECKS
Designed byJorge Juan3DECKS
ConstructorEdward Bryant3DECKS
CategoryThird Rate3DECKS
Ship TypeShip of the Line 3DECKS
Sailing RigShip Rigged3DECKS
Broken Up12.17843DECKS


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:
Length of Gundeck83'Spanish Codo Real46.294 (152′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel74'Spanish Codo Real41.2792 (135′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold11'Spanish Codo Real6.1756 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Draught Aft15'Spanish Codo Real8.4044 (27′ 7″ Imperial)


1752Broadside Weight = 604 Spanish libre (651.716 lbs 277.236 kg) 
Gun Deck26 Spanish 24-Pounder
Gun Deck28 Spanish 18-Pounder
Gun Deck10 Spanish 8-Pounder

1784Broadside Weight = 510 Spanish libre (550.29 lbs 234.09 kg)3DECKS
Gun Deck26 Spanish 24-Pounder
Gun Deck28 Spanish 12-Pounder
Gun Deck10 Spanish 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

9 Commanding Officers

2.1752 - 1752Capitan de navioPedro Mesia de la Cerda1754Capitan de navioLuis de Córdova (1705/6-1796)1757Capitan de navioAntonio Rodriguez Valcarcel29.10.1768 - 1768Capitan de navioAntonio Gonzalez de Arce8.1772 - 1772Capitan de fragataManuel Bravo29.7.1776 - 1776Capitan de navioAntonio Osorio y Funez1781Capitan de navioJuan Landecho1.3.1784 - 1.4.1784Capitan de navioFernando de Angulo y Ploblaciones3DECKS1.4.1784 - 1784Capitan de navioDiego Quevedo

Service History

2.1752Left Cartagena bound for Oran with Galga & 5 more smaller ships to fight piratesB081
26.8.1752Left Cartagena bound for Cartagena de Indias to fight smugleringB081
12.3.1754Left Cartagena de Indias bound for Cadiz with 700,000 pesos|B081
1757Left Genoa with Astrea with goldB081
17.11.1759Entered Cadiz to be careen|B081
3.1760At CartagenaB081
1761Set to careen at Cartagena, at the new careen dockyard, been the 1st ship in Spain dry-careenedB081
1.1762At CadizB081
29.10.1768Left Cartagena with Astuto & Santa Rosalia with troops bound for Talcahuano & El CallaoB081
7.11.1768Damged by a storm and lost a mast, having to turn back to CartagenaB081
11.11.1768Arrived at CartagenaB081
26.12.1768Left Cartagena after repaired to Cadiz to join Astuto & Santa RosaliaB081
9.1.1769Left Cadiz to the Pacific Sea with Astuto & Santa RosaliaB081
26.7.1769Arrived to Montevideo with Astuto & Santa Rosalia with damagesB081
16.12.1769Left Rio de la Plata to Talcahuano with Astuto & Santa Rosalia|B081
10.3.1770Arrived to TalcahuanoB081
25.6.1770Left Talcahuano to El Callao with Astuto & Santa RosaliaB081
28.7.1770Arrived to El Callao with Astuto & Santa RosaliaB081
28.7.1770Joined Peruano, San Lorenzo, Aguila & Liebre|B081
18.1.1772Left El Callao with Astuto, San Lorenzo, Liebre & Santa Rosalia with gold & silver and others goodsB081
18.7.1772All arrived to Cadiz with 9,163,603 pesos fuertes in gold & silver and 7,992,043 in private goodsB081
20.7.1772All arrived to Cadiz with 9,163,603 pesos fuertes in gold & silver and 7,992,043 in private goodsB081
8.1772Left Cadiz to CartagenaB081
17.8.1772Arrived to CartagenaB081
1773Left to VeracruzB081
29.7.1776Left Cartagena to Cadiz transporting troopsB081
4.8.1776Arrived to Cadiz to join Adm. Tilly's fleet to fight portuguesse at SacramentoB081
13.11.1776Left Cadiz with Adm. Tilly's fleet to Rio de la PlataB081
3.8.1778Left Santa Catalina island to CadizB081
22.11.1778Arrived to CadizB081
6.1779At El Ferrol, joined 1st Campaign of the British Channel fleetB081
13.1.1780Left Brest under Gaston's squadron to CadizB081
29.1.1780Entered at El Ferrol with San Vicente Ferrer & San Carlos due to storm damagesB081
17.5.1780Left El Ferrol to Cadiz after repairsB081
24.5.1780Entered at CadizB081
7.17812nd Campaign of the British ChannelB081
9.17811st Campaign of siege of GibraltarB081
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
1783Left La Habana to Cadiz with 3 warships transporting 33,000,000 pesosB081
15.8.1783Entered at Veracruz with mercury with N S de LoretoB081
2.12.1783Left Veracruz to La HabanaB081
14.12.1783Entered at La HabanaB081
1784Arrived to CadizB081
1784Broken upB081
4.1784Arrived to CartagenaB081
1.4.1784Left Cadiz to Cartagena with suppliesB081
7.1784Campaign of Admiral Barcelo assault to ArgelB081
30.10.1784Left Cartagena to Malaga to join there Rayo to Cadiz and be broked up transporting suppliesB081
11.1784Rescued by small vessels all the crew & carried supplies arrived to CadizB081
3.11.1784Surprised by a storm run ashore about 8 miles from MalagaB081


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