San Ildefonso

2682
Nominal Guns74B006
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Ordered22.2.1784B006
Keel Laid Down26.3.1784B006
Named10.8.1784B006
Launched22.1.1785B006
How acquiredPurpose builtB006
ShipyardCartagena - Spain B006
Designed byLanda RomeroB006
ConstructorLanda RomeroB006
CategoryThird RateB006
Ship TypeShip of the Line B006
Sailing RigShip RiggedB006
Captured21.10.1805B006

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB006
Length of Gundeck190' 0"Burgos Feet52.934 (173′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth52' 0"Burgos Feet14.4872 (47′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold25' 0"Burgos Feet6.965 (22′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen1,815.5Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentAGMAB
Length of Gundeck190' 0"Burgos Feet52.934 (173′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel167' 2"Burgos Feet46.5269 (152′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth52' 0"Burgos Feet14.4872 (47′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold25' 0"Burgos Feet6.965 (22′ 10″ Imperial)
Draught Aft22' 8"Burgos Feet6.2221 (20′ 4″ Imperial)
Burthen1,815Ton 

Armament


1785Broadside Weight = 674 Spanish libre (727.246 lbs 309.366 kg)B006
Lower Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 Spanish 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 Spanish 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 Spanish 4-Pound Pederoso

1799Broadside Weight = 742 Spanish libre (800.618 lbs 340.578 kg)B006
Gun Deck4 Spanish 32-Pound Obusier
Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder
Gun Deck30 Spanish 18-Pounder
Gun Deck16 Spanish 8-Pounder
Gun Deck4 Spanish 4-Pound Pederoso

1805Broadside Weight = 950 Spanish libre (1025.05 lbs 436.05 kg)B006
Lower Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 Spanish 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 Spanish 30-Pound Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 Spanish 24-Pound Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 Spanish 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 Spanish 4-Pound Pederoso

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1785505 3DECKS

14 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1785 - 9.1.1786Capitan de navioIgnacio Maria de Alava y Saenz de Navarrete (1750-1817)B00610.1.1786 - 1788Capitan de navioFrancisci Ruiz de Cardenas3DECKS10.4.1788 - 1790Capitan de navioFernando Daoiz3DECKS13.4.1790 - 25.1.1794Capitan de navioDomingo de Nava3DECKS15.2.1794 - 15.5.1794BrigadierAntonio de Escaño (1750-1814)B00616.5.1794 - 1795Capitan de navioJeronimo BravoB0064.1795 - 6.1795Capitan de navioJose Javier de EzquerroB00630.6.1795 - 28.9.1795Capitan de navioAntonio Garcia del PostigoB00629.9.1795 - 15.3.1797Capitan de navioRafael MaestreB00616.3.1797 - 1798Capitan de navioManuel VictoriaB00620.12.1798 - 1800Capitan de navioFrancisco Javier de Uriarte y BorjaB00626.2.1800 - 1800Capitan de navioFrancisco de Alcedo y BustamanteB00621.11.1804 - 19.2.1805Capitan de navioLuis de FloresB00622.7.1805 - 22.10.1805Capitan de navioJose Ramon de Vargas y VaraezB006

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.1785 - 9.1.1786BrigadierJose de MazarredoB006

Service History


DateEventSource
9.6.1785Left Cartagena to Argel with Nepomuceno (74), Santa Casilda (34) & Santa Brigida (34) for diplomatic commission & naval
19.8.1785Entered at Cartagena from Argel with Nepomuceno, (74), Santa Casilda (34) & Santa Brigida (34)
9.1.1786At Cartagena, set in ordinary.
4.1788Arrived to Cadiz & joinned Com. Cordoba's squadron for naval testing. 1
10.4.1788Left Cartagena to Cadiz with San Fulgencio & brig Galgo.
5.1788Left Cadiz with Com. Cordoba's squadron for naval testing. 1
6.1788Left Cadiz with Com. Cordoba's squadron for naval testing. 1
15.7.1788At La Carraca, Cadiz, changed sails, careened & coppered.
8.1788Left Cadiz to Cartagena with San Agustin, (74) & San Leandro (64)
5.9.1788Entered at Cartagena with San Agustin (74) & San Leandro (64)
26.9.1788Left Cartagena with San Agustin (74) & San Leandro (64) for naval testing.
10.1788Set in ordinary at Cartagena.
9.10.1788Entered at Cartagena with San Agustin, (74), San Sebastian (74), & San Leandro (64) & San Francisco de Asis (74)
1790Left Cadiz with Adm. Socorro's fleet & cruissed over Cape Finisterre & north african coast waters.
13.4.1790Royal Order to set in commission for the Nutka incidents.
26.5.1790Left Cartagena to Cadiz to join Adm. Socorro's fleet.
8.9.1790Entered at Cadiz with damages.
21.12.1790Left Cadiz to Cartagena.
27.12.1790Entered at Cartagena and set in ordinary.
1792Modified internal structure & weights?
1793Commissioned, joined at Cartagena Adm. Borja's fleet there.
6.5.1793Left Cartagena with Adm. Borja's squadron, conquering San Pedron & San Antioco islands.
6.1793Under Adm. Borja's squadron cruissed over Genoa & french coasts, supporting piadmontesse & neapolitan armies at river
17.7.1793Entered at Cartagena with Soberano (74) due to crew sickness.
7.8.1793Left Cartagena to Toulon under Adm. Langara's fleet.
28.8.1793Arrived to Toulon under Adm. Langara's fleet.
9.1793Sieged of Toulon with Vice Adm. Hood's fleet.
19.12.1793Evacuation of Toulon, left to Cartagena with troops & royalist french civilians.
4.1.1794Entered at Cartagena with troops & royalist french civilians.
3.1794Left Cartagena to Liorna with french civilians & to Gaeta, neapolitan troops.
4.1794Joinned at Liorna Adm. Langara's squadron to bring to Spain future King of Etruria (Parma & Tuscany).
11.5.1794Entered at Cartagena with Amd. Langara's squadron future King of Etruria to marry Maria Louisa of Spain.
30.5.1794Left Cartagena to Rosas bay to support land troops.
18.9.1794Entered at Cadiz, and set in ordinary?
4.1795Left Cadiz to Portsmouth with gold.
3.4.1795Royal Order to set repaired & in commission.
14.5.1795Entered at Cadiz from Portsmouth.
16.5.1795Left Cadiz to Cartagena with 19 mil. reales, Marquees of Casa Tilly & his family.
4.6.1795Entered at Cartagena & joinned Adm. Langara's fleet at Cartagena.
30.6.1795Left Cartagena with Firme (74)
31.8.1795At Cartagena.
4.6.1796Left Cartagena with Nepomuceno (74) with artillery & ammunition to Barcelona.
1.9.1796Entered at Cartagena with San Francisco de Paula (74) & San Isidro (74)
5.10.1796Left Cartagena to Corsica & Italy under Adm. Langara's squadron.
11.1796Entered at Toulon with Adm. Langara's squadron.
12.1796Left Toulon with Adm. Langara's squadron & 12 french SoL.
20.12.1796Entered at Cartagena with Adm. Langara's fleet.
14.1.1797Left Cartagena with San Francisco de Paula (74) & Oriente (68)
30.1.1797Entered at Cartagena with San Francisco de Paula (74) & Oriente (68)
1.2.1797Left Cartagena to Cadiz under Adm. Cordoba's fleet of 27 SoL, frigates & other vessels.
14.2.1797At the Battle of Cape St Vincent did not engaged enemies.
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
3.3.1797Entered at Cadiz under Adm. Cordoba's fleet after the battle. His Cpt. D. Rafael Maestre was suspended for 3 years.
12.1797At Cadiz, careneed. Blocked by british.
1798Blocked at Cadiz by Adm. Jervis' fleet.
6.2.1798Left Cadiz under Adm. Mazarredo's fleet chasing british blocking forces.
13.2.1798Entered back at Cadiz.
20.12.1798Left Cadiz, avoiding british blocking forces with San Fulgencio (64) with troops, quicksilver & supplies.
1799Arrived to El Ferrol with San Fulgencio (64)?
1799Arrived to Veracruz and left to La Habana.
1799Arrived to La Habana. Set under Com. Aristizabal's squadron at La Habana.
1.1799Left Cartagena de Indias with San Fulgencio (64) to Veracruz.
23.1.1799Arrived to Cartagena de Indias with San Fulgencio (64)
7.2.1799Arrived to Veracruz with San Fulgencio (64)
28.3.1799Left Veracruz with San Fulgencio (64)? to El Ferrol.
15.10.1799Left El Ferrol to Veracruz & La Habana with quicksilver, supplies & firearms.
1800Left La Habana with other SoL and a frigate to patrol nearby waters for british privateers.
1802After the peace with Great Britain, left La Habana to El Ferrol.
7.1802At El Ferrol, set in ordinary and careened.
1803At El Ferrol in ordinary.
1804At El Ferrol in ordinary.
6.1805At El Ferrol, ordered to set in commission, but due to bad state was set to careen & coopered.
21.7.1805Finished careen & coopered at El Ferrol.
8.8.1805Finished crew recruitmen & commissioned at El Ferrol.
13.8.1805Left El Ferrol to join Adm. Villeneuve's french-spanish combined fleet.
20.8.1805Entered at Cadiz under Adm. Villeneuve's french-spanish combined fleet.
20.10.1805Left Cadiz under Adm. Villeneuve's french-spanish combined fleet.
21.10.1805Captured at the Battle of Trafalgar
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
2.11.1805Entered towed by british Defiance (74) at Gibraltar.
5.1806Left Gibraltar to Spithead with Bahama (74) & french Swift-Sure, scorted by Dreadnought (98) & Britannia (100)
16.5.1806All arrived to Spithead, England. Served until 1816 as reception hull.
7.1816Broke up at Spithead.


Notes on Ship



Cost 3,311,760 reales.

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B006La Campaña de Trafalgar (1804-1805) Corpus Documental (2 vols)J Ignacio González-AllerBook
AGMABEstados de Fuerza y Vida Book
3DECKS3decks - Naval Sailing Warfare HistoryManu BlascoWeb Site
 

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