Cortez

19327
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Acquired1800BWAS-1714
Home Port BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryOther VesselsBWAS-1714
Ship TypeUnknownBWAS-1714
Captured22.6.1800BWAS-1714

Armament


22.6.1800Broadside Weight UnknownBG
Gun Deck4 Iron Guns

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
22.6.180044 BG

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1800 - 22.6.1800Capitan de navioJoseph Suaros QuirosBG

Service History


DateEventSource
22.6.1800Taken by Flora (36) BG


Notes on Ship


Description CaptureBG

His Majesty's Ship Flora, at Sea,
SIR , June 23 , 1800. I Have the pleasure to inform you, that last night I felt in with and captured the Spanish Ship Packet Cortez , belonging to the King of Spain, commanded by Don Joseph Suaros Quiros , pierced for 14 guns with only 4 mounted, and 44 men, is copper-bottomed, from Rio de la Plata 98 days , ( bound to Corunna, with a cargo of cocoa, hides, tallow, &c. and some specie : she threw her mail overboard upon our hailing her. She is of such value that I thought it necessary to see her safe off the Bar of Lisbon, but will lose no time in putting your further orders in execution.
I have the honor to be, Sir, &c.
ROB. MIDDLETON



 

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