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San Antonio de Las Animas

Nominal Guns8BG
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home Port BG
Ship TypeSloopBG


10.1743Broadside Weight = 3.5   (3.7765 lbs 1.6065 kg)BG
Gun Deck14 Spanish Swivel
Gun Deck8 Iron Guns

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.174342 BG

Service History

10.1743Taken by
Lichfield (50) 1730-1744
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line

Notes on Ship


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.

Same ship ?? in 1741BG

Dover, Sept. 2 , 1741.

This day His Majesty's Ship the Windsor arrived here in her Way to Woolwich , on the 20th of July in her voyage to Jamaica to England chaced and came up with a vessel called the Sarah, of 120 Tons, belonging to Boston in New-England, Isaac Dupee, Master, laden with rum, boards, &c. who had been taken by a Spanish Privateer Sloop called the St. Antonio, Don Pedro Astra, Master, of 8 carriage and 10 swivel guns, and 120 men ; she had 10 spaniards on board, who were carrying her and 3 english prisoners to St. Augustine's which Ship the Windsor retook, and putting proper hands on board, ordered her to make the best of her way to England.


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