El Virgin del Carmen

Nominal GunsLightly ArmedBG
OperatorArmada Real
Home Port BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSchooner


1806/05/02Broadside Weight = 1 Spanish libre (1.079 lbs 0.459 kg)BG
Gun Deck4 Spanish Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1806/05/0221 BG

Commanding Officers

1806 - 1806/05/02Teniente de navioLuis NavarettaBG

Service History


Pierced for 12 guns

Bound from Algesiras to La Guaira in Venezuela

1806/05/02Taken by Niger (32)


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BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Robert Boon on Sunday 12th of February 2017 00:17

Niger, at Sea, May 2, 1806.

MY LORD, I HAVE the Honor to inform you, that His Majesty's Ship under my Command this Day captured the Spanish (Government) Schooner El Virgin del Carmen, commanded by Lieutenant Luis Navaretta, from Algeziras bound to La Guira, with Dispatches, which were thrown overboard in the Chace. She is coppered, and pierced for Twelve Guns, but at present has only Four Swivels on board; aud a Proportion of small Arms for her Crew, consisting of Twenty-one Men.
I have the Honor to be, &c.
(Signed) J. HILLYAR

Right Honorable Lord Collingwood Commander in Chief, &c. &c. &c.

London Gazette Publication date: 10 June 1806 Issue: 15927 Page: 730

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