Aquilon

2710
San Damaso
Nominal Guns68ref:
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Ordered15.6.1752ref:
Keel Laid Down17.6.1752ref:
Launched10.3.1754ref:
First Commissioned17.8.1754ref:
How acquiredPurpose builtref:
ShipyardReal Astillero de Esteiro - Ferrol ref:
Ship ClassModified Eolo Classref:
Designed by Richard Rooth (d.1761)ref:
Constructor Guillermo Turnerref:
CategoryThird Rateref:
Ship TypeShip of the Line ref:
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:
Captured11.6.1762ref:
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Moro' (1762) (74)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck175' 3"Imperial Feet53.341 
Length of Keel143' 7"Imperial Feet43.5905 
Breadth49' 7 ½"Imperial Feet14.9479 
Depth in Hold20' 5 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Burthen1,880 7794Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck92' 5"Spanish Codo Real51.3785 (168′ 8″ Imperial)
Length of Keel80'Spanish Codo Real44.576 (146′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth23' 8"Spanish Codo Real12.9394 (42′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold11'Spanish Codo Real6.1756 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Draught Forward12'Spanish Codo Real6.7328 (22′ 1″ Imperial)

Armament


10.3.1754Broadside Weight = 655 Spanish libre (706.745 lbs 300.645 kg)ref:1266
Lower Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 Spanish 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 Spanish 8-Pounder
Forecastle2 Spanish 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle5 Spanish 2-Pound Pederoso
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 Spanish 1-Pound Pederoso

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.3.1754554Design Complementref:1266

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1754 - 1755Capitan de navio Francisco Lastarria1755 - 1756Capitan de fragata Bernabe de Urcullu1762 - 8.1762Capitan de fragata Diego de Argote1762Capitan de navio Vicente Gonzalez-Valor y Bassecourt

Service History


DateEventSource
1754Comissioned to fight piracy.
6.1754Left El Ferrol to Cadiz.
12.1754Ends comissioned and entered at Cadiz.
4.1755Disarmed at Cadiz.
8.1755Set to repair at La Carraca, Cadiz, due to wood sickness.
1759At Cartagena fighting Argelian pirates.
1761At Cartagena fighting Argelian pirates.
4.3.1761Left Cartagena with Soberano transporting 650 infantry.
24.3.1761Arrived to Cadiz with Soberano.
14.4.1761Left Cadiz with Admiral Hevia's squdron consisting of Soberano (68) , Tigre (70) , Asia (64) &   carrying troops.BWAS-1714
5.1761Arrived with the fleet to Puerto Rico.
6.1761Arrived with the fleet to Santiago de Cuba.
27.6.1761Arrived with the fleet to La Habana.BWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
11.6.1762Captured by the british at the surrender of La Habana.

 

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