Real Carlos

Nominal Guns112B084
OperatorArmada Real
Keel Laid Down25.1.1787B084
How acquiredPurpose builtB084
ShipyardHavana - Cuba B084
Ship ClassMeregildos / Santa Ana ClassB084
Designed by Landa RomeroB084
CategoryFirst RateB084
Ship TypeShip of the Line B084
Sailing RigShip RiggedB084
Sunk in Action12.7.1801B084


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB084
Length of Gundeck205' 5"Burgos Feet57.1362 (187′ 5″ Imperial)
Length of Keel183' 9"Burgos Feet50.9863 (167′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth54' 7"Burgos Feet15.085 (49′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold27' 6"Burgos Feet7.5421 (24′ 8″ Imperial)
Burthen2,308Tons BM 


1787Broadside Weight = 1188 Spanish libre (1281.852 lbs 545.292 kg)ref:
Gun Deck30 Spanish 36-Pounder
Gun Deck32 Spanish 24-Pounder
Gun Deck32 Spanish 12-Pounder
Gun Deck18 Spanish 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1787878 B084

3 Ship Commanders

1793Capitan de navio Baltasar de Sesma y Zaylorda1799 - 1800Capitan de navio Francisco Javier de Melgarejo y Rojas (1733-1820)1801 - 12.7.1801Capitan de navio Jose Javier de EzquerroB084

1 Flag Officer

1793Teniente General Francisco de Borja

Service History

28.2.1793Left Cadiz with Gallardo (74) & Santa Florentina (34) for Cartagena.
10.4.1793Arrived at Cartagena and joined Commodore Borja's squadron for the Campaign of Sardinia, Saint Pietro & Antioco.
8.4.1799Left Ferrol with Argonauta (80), Monarca (74), San Agustin (70) & Castilla (60)
7.5.1799Arrived with the all the above ships at Rochefort.
6.1799Blocked by a British squadron at Rochefort.
30.8.1799Left Rochefort to join Mazarredo's & Bruix's fleets at Brest, avoiding British blocking
9.1799Arrived to Brest but is blockaded by over 40 British ships and returned to Ferrol.
11.9.1799Entered Ferrol.
25.8.1800Attack on Ferrol
20.4.1801Left Ferrol for Cadiz with San Hermenegildo (112), San Fernando (94), Argonauta (80) & San Agustin (74)
25.4.1801Entered Cadiz with San Hermenegildo (112), San Fernando (94), Argonauta (80) & San Agustin (74)
9.7.1801Left Cadiz with San Hermenegildo (112), San Fernando (94), Argonauta (80), San Agustin (74) & Sabina (40)
10.7.1801Entered Algeciras bay with the above ships and French vessels Saint-Antoine (74), Luibre (40), Muiron (40) & lugger Vautour
10.7.1801Sailed from Algeciras bay as part of the combined squadron
12.7.1801The Gut of Gibraltar


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