El Virgin del Carmen19232
Nominal GunsLightly ArmedBG
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Acquired1806BWAS-1714
Home Port BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBG
Ship TypeSchooner
Captured1806/05/02BWAS-1714

Armament

1806/05/02Broadside Weight UnknownBG
Gun Deck4Spanish Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1806/05/0221BG

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
18061806/05/02Teniente de navioLuis NavarettaBG

Service History

DateEvent Source
1806/05/02Taken by Niger  
1806/05/02

Pierced for 12 guns

Bound from Algesiras to La Guaira in Venezuela

BG


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
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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