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Monarca

2703
Nominal Guns683DECKS
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Ordered27.3.17543DECKS
Keel Laid Down1.4.17543DECKS
Launched13.6.17563DECKS
How acquiredPurpose built3DECKS
ShipyardReal Astillero de Esteiro - Ferrol 3DECKS
Ship ClassTriunfante Class3DECKS
Designed by
Richard RoothBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1750-1761
3DECKS
CategoryThird Rate3DECKS
Ship TypeShip of the Line 3DECKS
Sailing RigShip Rigged3DECKS
Captured16.1.17803DECKS
Becomes
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Monarca' (1780) (68) 1780-1791
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentAGMAB
Length of Gundeck185' 0"Burgos Feet51.541 (169′ 1″ Imperial)
Length of Keel162' 0"Burgos Feet45.1332 (148′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth47' 4"Burgos Feet13.1075 (43′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 3"Burgos Feet6.164 (20′ 2″ Imperial)

Armament


1759Broadside Weight = 648 Spanish libre (699.192 lbs 297.432 kg)AGMAB
Lower Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 Spanish 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 Spanish 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 Spanish 2-Pound Pederoso

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.1759 - 1759Capitan de navio
Joaquin GutierrezSpanish
Naval Sailor
AGMAB
12.1761 - 1761Capitan de navio
Benito ErazunSpanish
Naval Sailor
3DECKS
1776 - 1779Capitan de navio
Pedro TrujilloSpanish
Naval Sailor
3DECKS
1779 - 16.1.1780Capitan de navio
Antonio OyarbideSpanish
Naval Sailor
3DECKS

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.1776 - 1779Brigadier de marina
Adrian Caudron de CantinSpanish
Naval Sailor
3DECKS

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1759At El Ferrol.3DECKS
12.5.1759Left El Ferrol to Cadiz.3DECKS
29.8.1759Left Cadiz with a fleet of 10 SoL, 2 frigates & 2 minor vessels to Naples.3DECKS
28.9.1759The fleet arrived to Naples.3DECKS
7.10.1759King Charles III of Spain embarked in the Fenix (80) and the fleet departed.3DECKS
17.10.1759The fleet with Charles III of Spain arrived to Barcelona.3DECKS
3.1760At El Ferrol.3DECKS
12.1760At El Ferrol.3DECKS
1761Patrolled Biscay Bay & English Channel with Oriente (70), Arrogante (70) & Principe (70) under Com. Lastarria's flag.3DECKS
12.1761Left El Ferrol to Santo Domingo with Arrogante (70), Palas (34), brig Cazador & merchantmen with supplies & troops.3DECKS
1.1762Arrived to Santo Domingo with Arrogante (70), Palas (34) & brig Cazador.3DECKS
3.2.1762Arrived to Santiago de Cuba with Arrogante (70), Palas (34) & brig Cazador.3DECKS
5.1762Left Santiago de Cuba to La Habana with troops & supplies, but due to british blockage of La Habana, returned to3DECKS
8.1764At La Carraca, Cadiz, set to careen.3DECKS
6.1773Sailed around Mediterranean, entered in Barcelona, Genoa & Naples.3DECKS
10.1773Returned to Cartagena?3DECKS
13.11.1776Left Cadiz with Adm. Tilly's fleet for the Campaign of Sacramento. 13DECKS
1777At Martin Garcia island.3DECKS
3.1777The fleet arrived & conquered Santa Catalina island.3DECKS
30.3.1777Adm. Tilly's fleet left Santa Catalina to Rio Grande de San Pedro.3DECKS
18.4.1777Arrived to Maldonado's harbour with damages due to a storm.3DECKS
17.7.1778Arrived to Cadiz from Santa Catalina with Santo Domingo, San Damaso & America with troops & supplies.3DECKS
17791st Campaign of the English Channel.3DECKS
1779At Cadiz, under Adm. Langara's fleet, patrols the Strait of Gibraltar.3DECKS
16.1.1780Captured by the british at the Battle of Cape St Maria3DECKS
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent

 

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