Santa Clara

13046
Nominal Guns343DECKS
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Acquired10.7.17803DECKS
ShipyardFerrol - Spain 3DECKS
Designed byFrancisco Gautier (1733-1800)3DECKS
CategoryFifth Rate3DECKS
Ship TypeFrigate 3DECKS
Sailing RigShip Rigged3DECKS
Captured5.10.18043DECKS
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Clara' (1804) (38)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck144' 6"Imperial Feet43.8947 
Length of Keel120' 2 ⅜"Imperial Feet36.5855 
Breadth38' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet11.5888 
Depth in Hold11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen956 8794Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1780290 3DECKS

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1804 - 5.10.1804Capitan de fragataDiego Aleson3DECKS

Service History


DateEventSource
16.9.1798Took the Unrated Schooner Musquito (6) off Cuba
25.8.1800Attack on Ferrol
1.1804Arrived in Montevideo in company with Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (34) 3DECKS
9.8.1804Left Montevideo in company with Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (34) , Fama (34) and  3DECKS
5.10.1804Captured near Cadiz3DECKS
5.10.1804Battle of Cape St Maria
5.10.1804Taken by the British at the Battle of Cape St Maria


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
3DECKS3decks - Naval Sailing Warfare HistoryManu BlascoWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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