San Vicente Ferrer

Nominal Guns80ref:
OperatorArmada Real
Keel Laid Down10.6.1766ref:
Home Port 
How acquiredPurpose builtref:
ShipyardCartagena - Spain ref:
Designed by Edward Bryantref:
Constructor Edward Bryantref:
CategoryThird Rateref:
Ship TypeShip of the Line ref:
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:
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)
Burthen1,872Tons BM 


1768Broadside Weight = 702 Spanish libre (757.458 lbs 322.218 kg)ref:
Lower Gun Deck30 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 Spanish 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck18 Spanish 6-Pounder

1 Ship Commander

2.9.1795 - 17.2.1797Capitan de navio Isidro BarradasB079

1 Flag Officer

4.8.1796 - 17.2.1797Brigadier Sebastian Ruiz de ApocadaB079

1 Petty Officer

10.1778 - 12.12.1781Alférez de Frigata Cosme Damian Churruca y de Elorza (1761-1805)

Service History

17.6.1768Transported troops between Alicante and Cadiz
9.1768Sailing test at Cadiz
3.10.1768Left Cadiz to Argel for prisioners exchange
1769Arrived to El Ferrol
4.1769At Cadiz for structural repairs (recorridas)
1.1771At El Ferrol for structural repairs (recorridas)
1772At El Ferrol disarmed
1772Set in ordinary after sailing test at El Ferrol
8.1772At El Ferrol, commissioned for a sailing test with San Pedro de Alcantara (64)
5.1774At Genoa
6.1774At Naples
1776At El Ferrol for structural repairs
2.7.1779With 5 SoL & a frigate, joinned Adm. Orvilliers nearby Cape Finisterre
25.7.1779Joined Admiral Cordoba's fleet of 36 ships
14.9.1779Entered at Brest
13.1.1780Left Brest with other 20 warships, frigates & 4 french warships
29.1.1780Detached from the fleet, entered at El Ferrol with San Carlos (94) & Septentrion (64)
3.1780Set to structural repairs
4.1780Finished repairs
17.5.1780Left El Ferrol to Cadiz with 8 SoL & 2 frigates under Com. Varanda's
24.5.1780Entered at Cadiz with 8 SoL & 2 frigates
9.7.1780Left Cadiz as Cordoba's fleet flagship
18.7.1780Blocking of Gibraltar with Terrible (74)
31.7.1780Left Cadiz with a fleet to patrol 20-30 miles from Cape Saint Vincent
9.8.1780Captured a british convoy of 55 ships
29.8.1780Entered at Cadiz with british captures
27.7.1781Left Cadiz for the Campaign of Menorca
8.1781Campaign of the British Channel, capturing 24 ships nearby Sisarga's islands
9.1781Piracy campaign at Cape Saint Vincent
1782Arrived to Cartagena
3.1782Piracy campaign at Cape Saint Maria
10.1782Enterd at Cadiz
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
22.11.1782Set to be careened
2.1783Finished careen and it is set in ordinary, disarmed
1786At Cartagena, in ordinary, disarmed
1788At Cartagena, in ordinary, disarmed
1790At Cartagena, set in commission with the crew & officials from San Ramon (64)
1790Left Cartagena to Cadiz to join Solano's fleet for the Nootka incident
1790Left under Solano's squadron to Oran
1790At Cartagena, in ordinary, disarmed
1793Left to Sardinia, San Pedro, San Antioco & captured 2 french frigates
1793At the coast of Genoa, Piedmont & Naples
1793Returned to Cartagena due to crew epidemy
1793Left Cartagena to Cadiz
1793Left Cadiz to El Ferrol
1793Left El Ferrol to patrol Gulf of Biscay with 2 SoL & 2 frigates
1793Lost a mast due a storm and enters to Guetaria, Guipuzkoa
1793Entered at Santonna
2.2.1793Rearmed, commissioned at Cartagena under Borja's squadron
8.1795Transported troops from El Ferrol to Cadiz
9.1795Joinned Mazarredo's fleet at Cadiz
1796Canceled the departure to Cartagena de Indias and stayed at Trinidad
4.8.1796Left Cadiz to Trinidad & Cartagena de Indias, transporting 740 troops & supplies under Com. Apocada's squadron
14.9.1796Arrived to Trinidad
16.2.1797Blocked at Shagaramus (Chaguaramas) bay, Trinidad by Rear Adm. Harvey's fleet
16.2.1797Capture of Trinidad
17.2.1797Burt at Shagaramus (Chaguaramas) bay, Trinidad to avoid capture from british Rear Adm. Harvey's blocking fleet


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