Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu

Nominal Guns30
OperatorArmada Real
Home Port 
ShipyardPasajes - Spain
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1731



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Posted by Alan Kemp on Tuesday 16th of February 2021 17:12

Juan Bautista Matute commanded a transport, also named Aranzazu, during the Nootka crisis. Aranzazu was transferred from Cavite to the Naval Department of San Blas in 1782 and served until the early 1800s transporting supplies from San Blas to Alta California, Baja California and Nootka Sound. Matute was a Lieutenant aboard the Santisima Trinidad at Trafalgar,and was among the officers killed.

Posted by Cy on Saturday 15th of August 2020 07:19

Seems rather unlikely, given this ship was
a/ Last heard of in 1731.
b/ No ship of this name was at Trafalgar.
c/ No man of this name commanded a ship at Trafalgar

Posted by Henry Mills on Saturday 15th of August 2020 03:28

Correction: Part of Carlos IV's fleet, not Agustin I

Posted by Henry Mills on Saturday 15th of August 2020 03:17

My 4th Great Grandfather died on Oct 21, 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar as Captain of the Nuestra Senora De Aranzazu, part of Agustin I's Imperial Fleet. His name was Juan Bautista Matute Correa, born June 23, 1769.

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