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San Juan Bautista

Nominal Guns74SWoA
OperatorArmada Real
How acquiredPurpose builtSWoA
ShipyardCartagena - Murcia SWoA
Ship ClassSan Joaquín Class (1771)SWoA
Designed by
Francisco GautierFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1733-1800
CategoryThird RateSWoA
Ship TypeShip of the LineSWoA
Sailing RigShip RiggedSWoA
Broken Up5.4.1809SWoA


1.8.1772Broadside Weight = 670 Spanish libre (722.93 lbs 307.53 kg)SWoA
Lower Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 Spanish 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 Spanish 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.8.1772550Design ComplementSWoA

4 Ship Commanders

4.1778 - 18.9.1778Capitan de navio
Jose de MazarredoSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1828
19.9.1778 - 1778Capitan de navio
Jacinto Ferrero SerranoSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1825
4.1783 - 1783Capitan de navio
Joaquin de ZayasSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1833
1793Capitan de navio
Juan Herrara DavilaSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1843

1 Flag Officer

4.1794 - 7.1794Brigadier de marina
Francisco Javier MuñozSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1844

Service History

4.1778Left Cartagena for training cruissing with midshipmen.
3.5.1778Left Cartagena with Santa Monica & Santa Lucia to fight corsairs at the waters off Argel.
22.5.1778Arrived to Alicante with Santa Monica & Santa Lucia, then left to Cartagena.
7.1778Back to Cartagena from Oran.
1.7.1778Left Cartagena with Santa Monica & Santa Lucia scorting troops to Oran.
10.7.1778Left Cartagena to Barcelona.
13.9.1778Entered at Cartagena from Barcelona with guns & ammunition.
30.4.1779Entered at Barcelona with San Genaro to pick up sailors crew for Cartagena.
2.5.1779Left Barcelona to Mallorca.
22.6.1779At Cartagena.
7.1779Left Cartagena with San Genaro to join Adm. Barcelo's fleet at the blocking of Gribraltar.
9.1780Left Cadiz to Cartagena with Santa Monica & another frigate.
4.1782At Cadiz under Adm. Cordoba's fleet.
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
21.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
8.1783Campaign & siege of Argel under Adm. Barcelo's squadron.
1793Left Cadiz with Adm. Aristizabal's fleet to Caribbean.
4.2.1793Set in commission (armed) with San Vicente.
1794Entered at La Habana.
29.1.1794Assault & capture of Fort Delfin, at Santo Domingo.1
2.1794Entered at La Habana.
13.2.1794Left La Habana to Santo Domingo under Com. Munnoz's squadron.2
3.3.1794At Santo Domingo with N S de la O and urcas Santa Librada & Santa Florentina.
7.1794With San Ramon & N S de la O, patrolled waters off Dominican Republic.
1795Left La Habana to Veracruz.
6.1795Entered at Veracruz.
19.8.1795Left Veracruz to La Habana with gold, flour, prisioners & sailors with the privateer frigate N S de la Concepcion.
1796Left La Habana to Cadiz.
1796At Cadiz, set in ordinary.
1797At Cadiz in ordinary.
1798At Cadiz in ordinary.
1799At Cadiz in ordinary.
1800At Cadiz in ordinary.
1801At Cadiz in ordinary.
1802At Cadiz in ordinary.
1803At Cadiz in ordinary.
1804At Cadiz in ordinary.
1805At Cadiz in ordinary.
1806At Cadiz in ordinary.
1807At Cadiz in ordinary.
10.6.1808Royal Order to be careen and set in commission. Never did.
1809Broke up at Cadiz.
1809Sunk at Cadiz due to lack of careen.

Notes on Ship

Sources (research by Santiago Gomez)
R.G.M., junio 1945, Enrique Barbudo Duarte, "Don José de Mazarredo, Teniente General de la Real Armada"

R.G.M., agosto-septiembre 1988, José Fernández Gaytán, "Don Gabriel de Aristizabal y Espinosa, Teniente General de la Real Armada"

Cesáreo Fernánder Duro, "Armada española", Tomos VIII y IX

José Octavio Sánchez Machuca, "Diario de una Campaña. Gibraltar 1779-1783"

Archivo General de Indias,ESTADO,14,N.78


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Monday 8th of July 2019 07:24

Ta, corrected

Posted by Tom Jensen on Monday 8th of July 2019 02:28

I don't think the armament is quite correct for this - 'Lower Deck Bow Chaser - 28 24-pdrs'

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