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Brillante

2719
Nominal Guns68ref:748
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Ordered15.6.1752ref:748
Keel Laid Down1753ref:748
Named15.7.1752ref:748
Launched1754ref:748
How acquiredPurpose builtref:748
ShipyardReal Astillero de Esteiro - Ferrol ref:748
CategoryThird Rateref:748
Ship TypeShip of the Line ref:748
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:748
Burnt10.10.1790ref:748

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalent
Length of Gundeck78' 0"Spanish Codo Real43.4616 (142′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth25' 0"Spanish Codo Real13.93 (45′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold12' 4"Spanish Codo Real6.7793 (22′ 3″ Imperial)

Armament


1758Broadside Weight = 646 Spanish libre (697.034 lbs 296.514 kg) 
Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder
Gun Deck30 Spanish 18-Pounder
Gun Deck10 Spanish 8-Pounder

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
29.9.1758 - 1758Capitan de navio
Manuel de GuiriorSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1816
1766Capitan de navio
Miguel Gaston de IriarteSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1855
15.8.1770 - 1770Capitan de navio
Juan Bautista BonetSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1817
3.1780 - 1780Capitan de fragata
Francisco UsatorresSpanish
Naval Sailor
4.1783 - 1783Capitan de navio
Ignacio Duque de Estrada y Queipo de LlanoSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1830

Service History


DateEventSource
29.9.1758At La Corunna with damages after a four month campaign.
3.1760At El Ferrol.
12.1761At El Ferrol.
1764Commissioned, visited several harbours in the Baltic Sea, Great Britain & France.
1765Sailed for Cartagena de Indias and La Habana.
1766At Cartagena de Indias.
1766Returned from Cartagena de Indias & La Habana bound for Spain.
15.8.1770Arrived at El Ferrol
17791st Campaign of the British Channel.
6.1779Left El Ferrol under Arce's squadron to join french Orvilliers' fleet at Atlantic.
11.1779Entered El Ferrol with other 3 SoL due to storm damages.
9.11.1779Left Brest under Cordoba's fleet of 16 SoL to Cadiz.
1780Blocking of Gibraltar.
3.1780Left El Ferrol under Baranda's squadron to Cadiz.
9.8.1780Captured with Cordoba's fleet a British convoy of 52 vessels near Cape Saint Vincent.
17812nd Campaign of the British Channel.
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
4.1783At Cartagena.
10.10.1790Burnt accidentaly while been careen at Cartagena.


Sources


IDNameAuthorType
ref:748Armada 1500-1900Vicente Sanchez-C:Merchán, Web Site
 

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