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Santa Maria Magdalena
Nominal Guns26B008
OperatorArmada Real
Keel Laid Down16.5.1752B008
Home Port B008
How acquiredPurpose builtB008
ShipyardCádiz - Spain B008
Designed by
Juan JorgeSpanish
Ship Builder
Matthew MullinsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1748-1750
CategorySixth RateB008
Ship TypeFrigateB008
Sailing RigShip RiggedB008


1753Broadside Weight = 108 Spanish libre (116.532 lbs 49.572 kg)B008
Gun Deck2 Spanish 20-Pound Pederoso
Gun Deck22 Spanish 8-Pounder

1767Broadside Weight = 75 Spanish libre (80.925 lbs 34.425 kg) 
Gun Deck22 Spanish 6-Pounder
Gun Deck6 Spanish 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

3 Ship Commanders

1.1767 - 26.1.1775Capitan de fragata
Domingo BoenecheaSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1775
27.1.1775 - 18.4.1775Teniente de navio
Tomas de GayangosSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1825
27.9.1775 - 1776Capitan de fragata
Juan Cayetano de LangaraSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1825

Service History

12.1754Ready to depart with frigate Hermiona to America.
1767Arrived to Montevideo, joinned there by Esmeralda, Venus & Liebre.
1767Left Montevideo with Liebre to Malvinas islands with supplies.
1.1767Left El Ferrol to Montevideo.
26.9.1772Left El Callao to explore San Carlos (Easter) island & Tahiti.
12.11.1772Arrived to Tahiti.
20.12.1772Left Tahiti (named by spanish Isla de Amat).
21.2.1773Arrived to Valparaiso, Chile, for repairs before going to Easter island.
31.3.1773Arrived to El Callao, aborting the trip to Easter island due to heavy damages.
20.9.1774Left El Callao with paquebote Jupiter under Cpt. Jose de Andía y Varela, to evangelize Tahiti.
5.10.1774Separate by a storm in their way to Tahiti.
15.11.1774Arrived to Tahiti, a week after Jupiter.
26.1.1775Frigate Captain D. Domingo Boenechea died due to sickness.
28.1.1775Left Tahiti back to El Callao with Jupiter.
8.4.1775Entered at El Callao with Jupiter.
27.9.1775Left El Callao to Tahiti.
3.11.1775Arrived to Tautira, Tahiti.
12.11.1775Left Tahiti back to El Callao.


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