San Nicolas de Bari

Nominal Guns803DECKS
OperatorArmada Real
Home Port 3DECKS
How acquiredPurpose built3DECKS
ShipyardCartagena - Spain 3DECKS
Designed byEdward Bryant3DECKS
ConstructorGuillermo Turner3DECKS
CategoryThird Rate3DECKS
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesBritish Other Vessels prison ship 'San Nicolas' (1797)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck179' 9 ½"Imperial Feet54.5719 
Length of Keel148' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet45.1295 
Breadth49' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet14.9416 
Depth in Hold20' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet6.1024 
Burthen1,942Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB002
Length of Gundeck198' 3"Burgos Feet55.1635 (180′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel170' 1"Burgos Feet47.3623 (155′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21' 7"Burgos Feet6.0131 (19′ 8″ Imperial)


1768Broadside Weight = 702 Spanish libre (757.458 lbs 322.218 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck30 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 Spanish 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 Spanish 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 Spanish 6-Pounder

1790Broadside Weight = 882 Spanish libre (951.678 lbs 404.838 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck30 Spanish 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 Spanish 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 Spanish 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 Spanish 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

6 Commanding Officers

6.1778Capitan de navioJusto Riquelme y Salafranca3DECKS6.1778 - 7.1778Capitan de navioFrancisco de Vera3DECKS7.1778 - 1779Capitan de navioBuenacentura Moreno Jaime3DECKS28.4.1780 - 1780Capitan de navioFrancisco Javier Morales de los Ríos (1732-1815)3DECKS6.2.1796 - 14.2.1797BrigadierTomas Geraldino3DECKS19.5.1798 - 1796BrigadierDon Enrique Macdonel3DECKS

2 Flag Officers

28.4.1780 - 1780BrigadierJuan Tomaseo3DECKS19.5.1795 - 6.2.1796Teniente GeneralJuan Joaquin Moreno3DECKS

Service History

3.1777At Cartagena disarmed?.
6.1778At Cartagena, ordered to be in commission and armed.
7.1778Left Cartagena to Cadiz to join there Cordoba's fleet.
7.1778Entered at Cadiz.
23.7.1779Left Cadiz under Cordoba's fleet for the 1st English Channel Campaign.
28.4.1780Left Cadiz under Solano's fleet to La Habana with troops & supplies.
4.8.1780Arrived to La Habana with Solano's fleet.
4.1781Left La Habana for the Campaign of Pensacola.
1782Under Solano's for the Campaign of Jaimaica.
1783Left Cadiz to Cartagena.
1783At Cartagena.
1.6.1783Left La Habana to Cadiz with San Luis with gold.
20.7.1783Entered at Cadiz with San Luis with 240,000 pesos fuertes.
8.3.1795Finished careen at Cartagena.
12.1796At Cartagena.
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
14.2.1797Taken by Captain (74)


3DECKS3decks - Naval Sailing Warfare HistoryManu BlascoWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B002Modelos de Arsenal del Museo NavalJ.Igancio Gonzalez-AllerBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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