Neptuno

2657
Nominal Guns80B006
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Ordered6.11.1792B006
Keel Laid Down6.11.1792B006
Named6.11.1792B006
Launched26.11.1795B006
First Commissioned7.1.1796B006
Home Port B006
How acquiredPurpose builtB006
ShipyardFerrol - Spain B006
Designed by Julian Martin de RetamosaB006
Constructor Julian Martin de RetamosaB006
CategoryThird RateB006
Ship TypeShip of the Line B006
Sailing RigShip RiggedB006
Captured21.10.1805B006

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentE-WIKI
Burthen1,753Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB006
Length of Gundeck200' 0"Burgos Feet55.72 (182′ 9″ Imperial)
Length of Keel179' 0"Burgos Feet49.8694 (163′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth54' 0"Burgos Feet15.0444 (49′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold26' 3"Burgos Feet7.2552 (23′ 9″ Imperial)
Draught Aft27' 0"Burgos Feet7.5222 (24′ 8″ Imperial)
Displacement3,362Ton 

Armament


1805Broadside Weight = 1288 Spanish libre (1389.752 lbs 591.192 kg)B006
Lower Gun Deck30 Spanish 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 Spanish 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 Spanish 36-Pound Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 Spanish 24-Pound Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 Spanish 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 Spanish 4-Pound Pederoso

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.11.1795 - 4.10.1796Capitan de navioDon Felipe Antonio Jado de CagigalB0065.10.1796 - 1797Capitan de navioDon Jose Lorenzo GoicoecheaB0061797Capitan de navio Pascual Ruiz de HuidobroB0061797 - 1799Capitan de navio Bernardo MuñozB0061799 - 1.8.1801Capitan de navioDon Cayetano Valdes y Flores (1767-1834)B00618.12.1802 - 6.12.1803Capitan de navio Teodoro de Argumosa y BourkeB0067.12.1803 - 21.10.1805Capitan de navioDon Cayetano Valdes y Flores (1767-1834)B006

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1798Jefe de Escuadra Juan María VillavicencioB0061799 - 1801Jefe de Escuadra Juan María VillavicencioB00614.12.1801 - 1801Jefe de Escuadra Federico Carlos Gravina y Napoli (1756-1806)B006

Service History


DateEventSource
1796Left El Ferrol to Cadiz.
7.1.1796Out of the dockyard, ready and in commission at El Ferrol.
5.10.1796At Cadiz, under Adm. Langara's fleet and after under Amd. Cordoba's.
31.1.1797Left Cadiz under Adm. Cordoba's fleet of 27 SoL, 8 frigates & small vessels to the Atlantic sea looking for Adm. Jervis' fleet.
5.2.1797Left Adm. Cordoba's fleet to Algeciras under Com. Nava's squadron with Terrible & Bahama.
3.3.1797Entered at Cadiz under Com. Nava's squadron from Algeciras & Malaga, scorting a convoy.
9.1797At Cadiz, careened.
6.2.1798Left Cadiz under Adm. Mazarredo's fleet after british blocking fleet.
13.2.1798Entered at Cadiz under Adm. Mazarredo's fleet.
1799At Brest, blocked by british.
4.1799Arrived to Cartagena Adm. Bruix' fleet.
12.5.1799Left Cadiz under Adm. Mazarredo's fleet to assault Mahon.
20.5.1799Entered at Cartagena under Adm. Mazarredo's fleet due to storm damages.
7.1799Left Cartagena to Cadiz under Amd. Mazarredos's & Adm. Bruix' fleet.
11.7.1799Arrived to Cadiz under Amd. Mazarredos's & Adm. Bruix' fleet.
21.7.1799Left Cadiz under Amd. Mazarredos's & Adm. Bruix' fleet to Brest.
9.8.1799Arrived to Brest under Amd. Mazarredos's & Adm. Bruix' fleet.
1800At Brest, set to careen.
1801At Brest.
14.12.1801Left Brest to Santo Domingo & Haiti under Adm. Latouche-Treville's fleet.
27.12.1801Entered alone at El Ferrol, due to a water hole to repair.
1802Arrived to La Habana for supplies and left to Cadiz.
1802Left Cadiz to El Ferrol.
1802In ordinary, disarmed at El Ferrol.
9.1.1802Left El Ferrol repaired to Santo Domingo to join again Adm. Latouche-Treville's fleet.
29.1.1802Arrived to Cape Samana, Santo Domingo, joinning Adm. Latouche-Treville's fleet.
2.1802Spanish's ships left Adm. Latouche-Treville's fleet to La Habana.
5.2.1802Assault & capture of Cape Haitien.
25.5.1802Arrived to Cadiz.
10.1802In ordinary, set to carren at El Ferrol.
1803In ordinary, disarmed at El Ferrol.
1804In ordinary, disarmed at El Ferrol.
13.11.1804In ordinary, disarmed at El Ferrol, ordered to set in commission.
14.2.1805Finished in commission.
1.3.1805Under Adm. Grandalla's squadron.
13.8.1805Left El Ferrol under Adm. Gravina's & Adm. Villeneuve's fleet to Cadiz.
20.8.1805Arrived to Cadiz under Adm. Gravina's & Adm. Villeneuve's fleet.
20.10.1805Left Cadiz under Adm. Gravina's & Adm. Villeneuve's fleet.
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
24.10.1805Hit the coast near Port Santa Maria, Cadiz.

 

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