San Raphael

17340
Nominal Guns14BG
NationalitySpain
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1743BG
Home Port BG
ShipyardUnknownBG
CategoryPrivateerBG
Ship TypeSloop BG
Captured10.1743

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1743Taken by Lichfield (50)


Notes on Ship


CaptureBG

Cumberland, in Port-Royal Harbour, Jamaica, November 8, 1743

This day arrived here from off of Porto Rico, his Britannick Majesty's Ship the Litchfield, Capt. Burnaby Commander, with 2 Privateer Sloops taken in her cruise, the one called the St. Raphael, whose men all lest her and went a-shore, and scuttled her, endeavouring to sink her : She has ports for 14 guns. The other called the St. Antonio de las Animas, with 8 carriage and 14 swivel guns, and 42 men: besides which, she sunk and destroyed 2 more Privateers, the one off the East End of Hispaniola, and the other off the West End of Porto Rico, and burnt another Sloop in Aguada Bay, and destroyed a battery a-shore, which she had got under, of 4 guns, and landing some men, with an Officer, dismounted the said guns, knock'd off the trunnions, spiked them up, burnt the carriages and guard-houses, and brought off the colours in the presence of a multitude of Spaniards, of whom they are supposed to have killed near 200, and with the loss of but 1 man.



Sources


IDNameAuthorType
BGThe London GazetteOfficial, Web Site
 

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