Salvador del Mundo

Nominal Guns1123DECKS
OperatorArmada Real
Home Port 3DECKS
How acquiredPurpose built3DECKS
ShipyardHavana - Cuba 3DECKS
Ship ClassMeregildos / Santa Ana Class3DECKS
Designed by Fernandez Landa3DECKS
CategoryFirst Rate3DECKS
Ship TypeShip of the Line 3DECKS
Sailing RigShip Rigged3DECKS
BecomesBritish First Rate ship of the line 'Salvador del Mundo' (1797) (112)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck190' 0"Imperial Feet57.912 
Length of Keel152' 11"Imperial Feet46.3301 
Breadth54' 3 ½"Imperial Feet16.4719 
Depth in Hold23' 1 ½"Imperial Feet7.0231 
Burthen2,397 4794Tons BM 


1787Broadside Weight = 1188 Spanish libre (1281.852 lbs 545.292 kg)3DECKS
Lower Gun Deck30 Spanish 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 Spanish 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 Spanish 8-Pounder

1797Broadside Weight = 1196 Spanish libre (1290.484 lbs 548.964 kg)3DECKS
Lower Gun Deck30 Spanish 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 Spanish 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle20 Spanish 8-Pounder

2 Ship Commanders

1790Brigadier Jacinto Ferrero SerranoTODO1797 - 14.2.1797Capitan de navio Antonio Yepes (d.1797)E-WIKI

Service History

14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
14.2.1797Taken by Orion (74) off Cape ClearE-WIKI


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Thursday 4th of April 2019 07:44

Thanks, been corrected.

Posted by Admiral Hawke on Wednesday 3rd of April 2019 22:23

The site currently says that the Salvador del Mundo was taken by the (French) Mucius, 74. That must be a mistake fot the British Orion, 74 (as the French Mucius was previously named Orion).

Posted by Vol Williams on Friday 28th of March 2014 03:15

The Salvador del Mundo was built at El Ferrol, not Havana. It was the second ship of the Santa Ana class, not the Meregildos class. The first 3 were built in El Ferrol: Snata Ana 1784, Salvodor del Mundo 1787, Reina Luisa 1791. Trafalgar And The Spanish Navy by John D Harbron

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