Principe de Asturias

2648
Nominal Guns112B006
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Launched28.1.1794B006
Home Port B006
How acquiredPurpose builtB006
ShipyardHavana B006
Ship ClassMeregildos / Santa Ana Class
Designed byLanda RomeroB006
ConstructorHonorato BouyonB006
CategoryFirst RateB006
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Deleted from list1812B006

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalent3DECKS
Length of Gundeck210' 0"Burgos Feet58.506 (191′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth58' 0"Burgos Feet16.1588 (53′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold27' 6"Burgos Feet7.5421 (24′ 8″ Imperial)
Burthen2,453Tons BM 

Armament


1794Broadside 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

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1797BrigadierAntonio de Escaño (1750-1814)EWIKI3.9.1805 - 17.11.1805BrigadierRafael de HoreB006

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1797Teniente GeneralJuan Joaquin MorenoEWIKI3.9.1805 - 21.10.1805Teniente GeneralFederico Carlos Gravina y Napoli (1756-1806)B006

Service History


DateEventSource
1795Left La Habana to Cadiz with San Pedro Apostol urcas Presentacion & Santa Librada & 44 merchantmen.
17.5.1795Arrived to Cadiz with San Pedro Apostol urcas Presentacion & Santa Librada & 44 merchantmen.
1796Left Cadiz to Terranova.
26.9.1796Left Cadiz to Mediterranean.
10.1796At Cadiz.
12.1796Left Cadiz to Cartagena with Ceres & Perla.
20.12.1796Battle against british Blanche and Minerve.
21.12.1796Entered at Cartagena.
31.1.1797Left Cartagena scorting a 57 ships convoy to Cadiz.
14.2.1797Battle of Cape St Vincent
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
3.3.1797Entered at Cadiz.
6.2.1798Left Cadiz chasing british blocking force.
13.2.1798Entered at Cadiz.
11.1798Coppered plated finished and armed.
1799Arrived to Brest.
12.5.1799Left Cadiz to Menorca.
20.5.1799Entered at Cartagena due to storm damage.
29.6.1799Left Cartagena to Cadiz.
11.7.1799Entered at Cadiz.
22.7.1799Left Cadiz to Brest.
1802Arrived to Naples.
29.4.1802Left Brest to Cadiz.
13.5.1802Entered at Cadiz.
5.6.1802Left Cadiz to Cartagena, patrolling waters off Argelia.
26.6.1802Entered at Cartagena.
22.7.1802Left Cartagena to Naples with Bahama, Guerrero, Atocha & Soledad.
9.1802Left Naples to Barcelona.
1.10.1802Entered at Barcelona.
11.1802Left Naples to Cartagena.
9.11.1802Left Barcelona to Naples.
19.11.1802Entered at Naples.
4.12.1802Entered at Cartagena.
1.2.1803Left Cartagena to El Ferrol.
26.2.1803Entered at El Ferrol.
27.2.1803Set in ordinary, disarmed.
13.11.1804Set i commissioned re-armed.
1805Left El Ferrol to join Adm. Villeneuve's fleet.
1805Entered at Cadiz.
20.10.1805Left Cadiz to Cartagena.
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
23.10.1805Entered at Cadiz.
2.11.1805Set to be repaired at La Carraca, Cadiz.
22.2.1806Finished repairs.
9.6.1808Battle of Cadiz
1809Left Cadiz to El Ferrol.
19.9.1809Entered at Cadiz.
6.9.1810Left Cadiz with Santa Ana and Implacable to La Habana.
11.1810All arrived to La Habana.
1814Out of careen at La Habana harbour, wrecked in the mug in front of the arsenal.
1817Ordered to be sold.
12.9.1820Ordered to be sold, with Santa Ana
10.1834The wrecked hull still visible at the waters in front of La Habana's arsenal.


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B006La Campaña de Trafalgar (1804-1805) Corpus Documental (2 vols)J Ignacio González-AllerBook
3DECKS3decks - Naval Sailing Warfare HistoryManu BlascoWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
 

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