Santiago Apostol
Santiago La America
Nominal Guns60
OperatorArmada Real
Home Port 
ShipyardHavana - Cuba
Designed by Juan Jorge
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1823


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentTODO
Length of Gundeck180' 4"Burgos Feet50.1492 (164′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel156' 8"Burgos Feet43.4649 (142′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth50' 0"Burgos Feet13.93 (45′ 8″ Imperial)
Burthen1,178Tons BM 


1766Broadside Weight = 588 Spanish libre (634.452 lbs 269.892 kg)B018
Lower Gun Deck26 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 Spanish 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 Spanish 8-Pounder

1805Broadside Weight = 726 Spanish libre (783.354 lbs 333.234 kg)B018
Lower Gun Deck26 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 Spanish 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 Spanish 30-Pound Obusier
Quarterdeck4 Spanish 24-Pound Obusier
Quarterdeck4 Spanish 8-Pounder
Roundhouse4 Spanish 4-Pound Pederoso

7 Ship Commanders

1767Capitan de navio Manuel Antonio Flores1772Capitan de navio Juan Ignacio Ponce de Leon y Castannos1775 - 1776Capitan de navio Juan Garcia de Postigo1776Brigadier Antonio Osorno y Herrera1792Capitan de navio Jose Adorno1793Capitan de navio Jose Jordan1805Capitan de navio Juan Darrac

Service History

30.5.1767Left Veracruz to La Habana with other ships.
23.6.1767Entered at La Habana from Veracruz with other ships.
1772At Cadiz.
29.5.1772Left Cadiz to Veracruz with Dragon, Buen Consejo & 13 merchantmen.
12.8.1772Arrived to Veracruz with Dragon & 13 merchantmen.
30.11.1773Left Veracruz with Dragon to La Habana with gold.
18.3.1774Entered at Cadiz from La Habana with Dragon & more than 7,000,000 pesos.
1775Left Cadiz to Veracruz.
1776Entered back at Cadiz from Veracruz & La Habana.
1776Left Cadiz for the Campaign of Montevideo.
1778Left Cadiz to Southern Seas with privateers N S del Buen Consejo & Aquiles.
17.7.1778Arrived to Cadiz with Monarca, Santo Domingo & Poderoso from Santa Catalina island.
17.7.1778Arrived to Cadiz with Monarca, Santo Domingo & San Damaso
6.1779Patrolled Pacific waters with San Pedro de Alcantara, Peruano & Santa Paula.
1783At the Pacific Sea cruissing for enemies and pirates.
1784At El Callao, in bad conditions. Naval supplies used to set up San Pedro de Alcantara
1.1784At El Callao.
1786Repaired and set to sail.
4.1786Left El Callao to Cadiz with Santa Rosa.
1792Cruissed around Azores islands.
1793Campaign of Sardinia versus french revolutionaries.
1793Returned to the Biscay Bay.
1795Left Veracruz with San Pedro de Alcantara to Cadiz.
1.1795Left Cadiz to Santo Domingo with ammunition, guns and sailing supplies with minor ships.
4.1795Entered at Cadiz with San Pedro de Alcantara with gold.
1796Left Cadiz to Veracruz with mercury.
1796Arrived to Cadiz.
14.3.1796Entered at Veracruz with Venus & Liebre with mercury.
13.5.1796Left Veracruz to Cadiz with Liebre and 5,889,000 pesos.
1797At Cadiz blocked by Admiral Jervis fleet.
1798Blocked at Cadiz.
1799Blocked at Cadiz.
1799At Cadiz, after british finished blocking, his crew is assigned to other ships and left disarmed.
1805Left Cadiz joinning Admiral Villeneuve's fleet to America.
1.1805At Cadiz under Admiral Gravina's fleet.
22.7.1805Battle of Cape Finisterre
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
27.7.1805Entered at Vigo with damages, crew assigned to other Admiral Gravina's ships.
21.10.1805At Vigo without enough crew to sail, only 345 men, 129 of them soldiers.
1.11.1805At Vigo
1808At El Ferrol.
10.6.1808At Vigo, ordered to move to El Ferrol.
1810At Cadiz.
1811Left Cartagena de Indias to Cadiz with gold.
Left Cadiz to Cartagena de Indias.
1823Broke up at Cadiz and sold for firewood.


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Posted by Florista on Monday 30th of March 2020 04:37

originally Spanish, ceded to France 1800, captured at the Battle of Algeciras Bay in 1801, prison ship 1804, sold 1828 Captain Sir William Symonds served as Surveyor of the Navy from 1832 to 1847. Captain Symonds was a naval officer and yacht designer, "who had risen to prominence by his success in competitive sailing trials between small warships. His selection implied a criticism of the dockyard-trained architects of the preceding 200 years".

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