Argonauta

2660
Nominal Guns80B006
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Launched28.6.1798B006
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)

Armament


1798Broadside Weight = 756 Spanish libre (815.724 lbs 347.004 kg)B006
Lower Gun Deck30 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 Spanish 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 Spanish 18-Pound Carronades
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 Spanish 8-Pounder

1805Broadside Weight = 1352 Spanish libre (1458.808 lbs 620.568 kg)B006
Lower Gun Deck30 Spanish 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 Spanish 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 Spanish 30-Pound Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 Spanish 24-Pound Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 Spanish 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 Spanish 4-Pound Pederoso

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.1799 - 25.10.1801Capitan de navio Juan Herrara DavilaB00626.10.1801 - 15.4.1802Brigadier Jose Justo SalcedoB00615.2.1805 - 2.9.1805Capitan de navio Rafael de HoreB0063.9.1805 - 21.10.1805Capitan de navio Antonio Pareja y Serrano de LeonB006

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.2.1805 - 24.3.1805Teniente General Juan María VillavicencioB00625.3.1805 - 1.9.1805Capitan General Federico Carlos Gravina y Napoli (1756-1806)B0063.9.1805 - 1.10.1805Jefe de Escuadra Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros y la TorreB006

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1799At El Ferrol.B006
28.4.1799Left El Ferrol with Real Carlos, 2 frigates & a brig to support irish insurrection.B006
7.5.1799All arrived to Rochefort.B006
30.8.1799Left Rochefort to Brest to join Bruix's and Mazarredo's fleet there.B006
11.9.1799Entered at El Ferrol due to british blocking force of 40 SoL at Brest.B006
11.1799At El Ferrol, patrolled nearby waters.B006
25.8.1800At El Ferrol, blocked & sieged by John Borlase Warren's fleet.B006
25.8.1800Attack on Ferrol
20.4.1801Left El Ferrol to Cadiz with San Fernando, Real Carlos, San Hermenegildo & San Agustin.B006
25.4.1801All entered at Cadiz.B006
7.1801The rest of the ships arrived to Cadiz.B006
9.7.1801Left Cadiz with San Fernando, Real Carlos, San Hermenegildo, San Agustin & Sabina to Algeciras.B006
10.7.1801All arrived to Algeciras and joined Ad. Linois squadron there.B006
12.7.1801The combined french-spanish fleet left Algeciras to Cadiz.B006
12.7.1801That night, the fleet is attacked by Ad. Saumarez, capturing Saint Antoine & blowing up Real Carlos & San Hermenegildo.B006
12.7.1801The Gut of Gibraltar
13.11.1801Left Cadiz with mercury and merchantmen to Veracruz & La Habana.B006
2.4.1802Arrived to Cadiz from Veracruz.S001
13.4.1802Arrived to Cadiz from La Habana & Veracruz with gold.B006
10.1802At Cartagena, in ordinary set for repairs & careen.B006
1803At Cadiz in ordinary.B006
7.1803Careened & maintenance repairs at Cartagena.B006
12.12.1804At Cadiz, ordered to set in commision.B006
1.1805At La Carraca, Cadiz, coppered & careened.B006
25.3.1805Finished work at La Carraca and set in commission at Cadiz bay.B006
4.1805Left Cadiz with America, San Rafael & Villeneuve's fleet to Martinica.B006
8.4.1805Admiral Villeneuve's fleet arrived to Cadiz.B006
14.5.1805At Fort-de-France, Martinica.B006
29.5.1805Siege & assault of Diamond rock, under british troops.B006
5.6.1805The french-spanish fleet left Martinica to Barbados.B006
7.6.1805Arrived to Barbados, capturing almost all of the 16 british merchantmen convoy there.B006
8.6.1805All the french-spanish fleet left Barbados back to Europe.B006
22.7.1805Battle of Cape FinisterreB006
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
27.7.1805The french-spanish fleet entered at Vigo.B006
30.7.1805The french-spanish fleet left Vigo without America, Espanna & Atlas.B006
2.8.1805Entered at El Ferrol with Terrible to be repaired.B006
7.8.1805Finished repaired.B006
10.8.1805Left El Ferrol with the french-spanish fleet without Monarca, Terrible & San Ildefonso due to lack of wind.B006
13.8.1805Joinned with the above ships, the french-spanish fleet at the waters off El Ferrol.B006
15.8.1805All left to Cadiz.B006
20.8.1805All entered at Cadiz bay.B006
20.10.1805Left Cadiz with the french-spanish fleet.B006
21.10.1805Captured by the british at the Battle of Trafalgar.B006
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
30.10.1805Due to battle & thereafter storm damages, sunk.B006

 

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