San Eugenio

2659
Nominal Guns70
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Launched29.6.1775
Home Port 
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardBilbao - Biscay
Designed byFrancisco Gautier (1733-1800)
ConstructorFrancisco Gautier (1733-1800)
CategoryThird Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1804

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalent
Length of Gundeck198' 0"Burgos Feet55.1628 (180′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel176' 0"Burgos Feet49.0336 (160′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth53' 8"Burgos Feet14.8277 (48′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold25' 10"Burgos Feet6.965 (22′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen1,765Ton 

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.10.1775 - 1776BrigadierJuan de Langara y Huarte1776 - 1782Capitan de navioAntonio Del Monte20.10.1782 - 1783Capitan de navioIgnacio Duque de Estrada1783Capitan de navioFelipe Gonzalez Haedo11.1790 - 1790Capitan de navioJose Serrano Valdenebro11.6.1793 - 1793Capitan de navioAntonio Ocarol

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.6.1793 - 7.1797Capitan GeneralGabriel de Aristizabal

Service History


DateEventSource
24.10.1775Left El Ferrol to Cadiz.
14.11.1775Arrived to Cadiz.
1776Anchored at Palma island, Canary Islands.
1776Left Palma island, Canary Islands, back to Cadiz.
2.1776At Cadiz under Com. Langara's squadron.
15.8.1776Left Cadiz to patrol Canary Islands under Rear Adm. Gaston's squadron.
11.11.1776Entered at Cadiz from Canary Islands under Rear Adm. Gaston's squadron.
1777Left Cadiz with Vencedor (68) and 70 midshipmen for the new Midshipmen Company School at Cartagena.
1777Left Cartagena with Santa Lucia (26) patrolling waters off Argel and then entered at Cadiz.
23.6.1779Left Cadiz under Adm. Cordoba's fleet for the 1st Campaign of the English Channel.
19.11.1779Arrived to Cadiz bay under Amd. Cordoba's fleet.
16.1.1780Captured at the Battle of Cape St Maria but retaken by the spanish crew, entering at Cadiz.
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent
3.1780Campaign of blocking and siege of Gibraltar.
8.1781Left Cadiz udner Adm. Cordoba's fleet for the 2nd Campaign of the English Channel.
1782At Cadiz under Com. Cisneros' squadron of 5 SoL & 1 frigate to patrol Cape Spartel, supporting siege of Gibraltar.
28.8.1782At Algeciras bay, under Com. Cisneros' squadron.
9.9.1782Left Algeciras bay with spanish & french ships to join Rear Adm. Moreno's fleet to siege & bomb Gibraltar.
12.9.1782At Algeciras bay, joinned Adm. Cordoba's fleet, supporting again siege & bomb of Gibraltar.
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
21.10.1782At the Battle of Cape Spartel did not engaged enemies.
1783Left Cadiz to Montevideo, Valparaiso, Talcahuano & El Callao, to fight pirates & smugglers.
1787Entered back at Cadiz.
1790At Oran for spanish evacuation.
11.1790Transported troops with Santa Rosa (34) & Santa Rosalia (26)
11.6.1793Left Cadiz as Adm. Aristizabal's flagship squadron of 6 SoL, 1 frigate, troops & supplies to Caribbean.2
6.7.1793Adm. Aristizabal's squadron arrived to La Guaria
2.8.1793Adm. Arisitzabal's squadron arrived to Port Cabello
10.12.1793Adm. Arisitzabal's squadron left Port Cabello to Manzanillo's bay, Santo Domingo.
3.1.1794Adm. Arisitzabal's squadron arrived to Manzanillo's bay, Santo Domingo, to siege french Fort Delfin.
26.1.1794Adm. Aristizabal's squadron is reinforced by more ships and troops.
29.1.1794French forces at Fort Delfin surrended.
9.5.1794Adm. Arisitzabal's squadron left Fort Delfin to La Habana.
7.6.1794Adm. Arisitzabal's squadron arrived to La Habana.
27.2.1795Adm. Arisitzabal's squadron of 3 SoL, 4 frigates and a brig left La Habana to Trinidad.
29.3.1795Adm. Arisitzabal's squadron of 3 SoL, 4 frigates and a brig arrived to Trinidad to fight independents.
10.1795Adm. Arisitzabal's squadron of 3 SoL, 4 frigates and a brig returned to La Habana.
29.10.1795At Trinidad?
12.1795Supported Santo Domingo's evacuation of troops and civilians to La Habana.
6.1796Finished Santo Domingo's evacuation of troops and civilians to La Habana.
10.1796At La Habana.
7.1797Blocked at La Habana by british forces.
20.7.1797Left La Habana as Adm. Arisitzabal's flagship squadron of 4 SoL, 4 frigates and a brig to protect merchantmen.
8.1797Entered at La Habana scorting merchantmen.
1798At La Habana.
1799At La Habana.
1800At La Habana.
1801At La Habana.
1802Left La Habana to Cadiz.
1804Out of navy service list and broke up at Cadiz due to lack of careen.


Notes on Ship


Sources
ALSINA TORRENTE, Juan, "Una guerra romántica, 1778-1783", Ministerio de Defensa, Madrid, 2006, pag. 312.

FERNÁNDEZ DURO, Cesáreo, "Armada española desde la unión de los reinos de Castilla y Aragón", (Vol. 7 & 8) Museo Naval, Madrid, 1973.

"Disquisiciones náuticas", (Vol. 5), Ministerio de Defensa, Instituto de Historia y Cultura Naval, Madrid, 1996, pag. 180-181.

LASSO DE LA VEGA, Jorge, "La Marina Real de España a fines del siglo XVIII y primeros del XIX", (Vol. I), Madrid, 1856, pag. 343-344.

SÁNCHEZ MACHUCA, José Octavio, "Diario de una campaña. Gibraltar 1779-1783", Balkan Editores, Madrid, 2004.


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