DimensionsDimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalent3DECKSLength of Gundeck191' 8"Burgos Feet53.2146 (174′ 6″ Imperial)Length of Keel171' 0"Burgos Feet47.6406 (156′ 3″ Imperial)Breadth52' 6"Burgos Feet14.5569 (47′ 9″ Imperial)Depth in Hold23' 8"Burgos Feet6.4697 (21′ 2″ Imperial)Draught Aft26' 3"Burgos Feet7.2552 (23′ 9″ Imperial)Burthen1,670Ton
Armament1759Broadside Weight = 656 Spanish libre (707.824 lbs 301.104 kg)
|3DECKS||Lower Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder||Upper Gun Deck30 Spanish 18-Pounder||Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 Spanish 8-Pounder||Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 Spanish 4-Pound Obusier||Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 Spanish 2-Pound Pederoso1790Broadside Weight = 670 Spanish libre (722.93 lbs 307.53 kg)||3DECKS||Lower Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder||Upper Gun Deck30 Spanish 18-Pounder||Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 Spanish 8-Pounder1799Broadside Weight = 702 Spanish libre (757.458 lbs 322.218 kg)||3DECKS||Lower Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder||Upper Gun Deck30 Spanish 18-Pounder||Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 Spanish 9-Pound Obusier||Quarterdeck/Forecastle20 Spanish 8-Pounder||Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 Spanish 7-Pound Obusier1820Broadside Weight = 746 Spanish libre (804.934 lbs 342.414 kg)||3DECKS||Lower Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder||Upper Gun Deck30 Spanish 18-Pounder||Quarterdeck/Forecastle22 Spanish 12-Pounder||Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 Spanish 4-Pound Obusier1830Broadside Weight = 270 Spanish libre (291.33 lbs 123.93 kg)||3DECKS||Upper Gun Deck30 Spanish 18-Pounder1833Broadside Weight = 432 Spanish libre (466.128 lbs 198.288 kg)||3DECKS||Lower Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder||Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 Spanish 12-Pounder|
Service HistoryDateEventSource1759Left Cadiz to Cartagena.3DECKS1759Arrived to Cartagena.3DECKS4.1759At El Ferrol.3DECKS5.1759Arrived to Cadiz.3DECKS9.5.1759Left El Ferrol to Cadiz.3DECKS8.1759Left Cartagena to Naples with more ships.3DECKS28.9.1759The fleet arrived to Naples.3DECKS7.10.1759King Charles III of Spain embarked in Fenix and the fleet departed.3DECKS17.10.1759The fleet with Charles III of Spain arrived to Barcelona.3DECKS3.1760At El Ferrol.3DECKS12.1760At El Ferrol waiting for maintenance repairs.3DECKS1764Arrived to Cadiz with Oriente (70)3DECKS19.5.1764Left El Ferrol to Cadiz with Oriente (70)3DECKS24.6.1765Left with 8 SoL1 with future Queen of Austria Archiduquesa Luisa Maria to Genoa.3DECKS17.7.1765Arrived to Genoa.3DECKS25.7.1765Departed with future Pricess of Asturias, Maria Luisa de Parma from Genoa.3DECKS11.8.1765Arrived to Cartagena.3DECKS7.1770Departed for sailing test with Sto Domingo (74) & Santisima Trinidad (114).3DECKS8.1770Entered from sailing test with Sto Domingo (74) & Santisima Trinidad (114).3DECKS3.1777At El Ferrol.3DECKS6.1779Left El Ferrol under Admiral Arce's fleet of 8 SoL and 2 frigates.3DECKS2.7.1779Joined french Orvilliers' fleet near Sisargas islands.3DECKS8.1779First Campaign of the British Channel.3DECKS9.1779Entered at Brest with the french-spanish fleet.3DECKS13.1.1780Left Brest under Admiral Gaston's fleet to Cadiz.3DECKS3.2.1780Entered at Cadiz with Admiral Gaston's main fleet.3DECKS28.4.1780Left Cadiz under Admiral Solano's fleet with merchantmen to La Habana.3DECKS4.8.1780Entered at La Habana.3DECKS10.1780Due to a hurricane, the fleet returned to La Habana.3DECKS16.10.1780Left La Habana to Pensacola under Admiral Solano's fleet with troops.3DECKS1781At Cadiz set for small repairs.3DECKS10.4.1781Departed under Solano's fleet for the Campaign of Pensacola.3DECKS5.1781Back to La Habana.3DECKS21.5.1781Left as Adm. Solano's flagship with 10 spanish & 4 french SoL & 2 frigates looking for a british convoy.3DECKS26.5.1781Entered back to La Habana, because they did not find the british convoy.3DECKS29.7.1781Left La Habana with Astuto (74), Arrogante (74), Gallardo (74), Sta Lucia (34) & over 60 merchantmen.3DECKS9.10.1781Entered at Cadiz with Astuto (74), Arrogante (74), Gallardo (74), Sta Lucia (34) & merchantmen with 2,857,000 pesos.3DECKS1.4.1782At Cadiz fitting.3DECKS5.1782Left under Cordoba's fleet for the 2nd Campaign of the British Channel.3DECKS7.1782Patrolling Scilly & Quessant islands, scapes from Admiral Howe's fleet to Cadiz.3DECKS8.1782Entered at Cadiz.3DECKS12.9.1782Entered at Algeciras bay with Cordoba's fleet for the Campaign of Blocking of Gibraltar.3DECKS13.10.1782Left Algeciras bay under Cordoba's, pursuing Howe's ships.3DECKS20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel21.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel3DECKS1784At Cadiz, in ordinary, disarmed.3DECKS1790Refitted as a 74 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
5.1790Set in commissioned at Cartagena.3DECKS7.1790Joined Admiral Solano's fleet for the Nootka incident.3DECKS8.9.1790Entered at Cadiz.3DECKS15.12.1790Left Cadiz with San Genaro (74) to Cartagena to set both in ordinary.3DECKS19.12.1790Entered at Cartagena with San Genaro (74) to set both in ordinary.3DECKS1794Joined Admiral Langara's fleet in the Mediterranean.3DECKS1798At Cadiz under Mazarredo's fleet, blocked by Admiral Jervis' fleet.3DECKS1798Avoided blocking and departed from Cadiz to La Habana.3DECKS1799Returned to Cadiz? with gold.3DECKS1799Joined Mazarredo's fleet at Cartagena.3DECKS1799Refitted as a 78 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
29.6.1799Left Cartagena with Mazarredo's fleet joined by Admiral Bruix's fleet to Cadiz.3DECKS10.7.1799Entered at Cadiz.3DECKS20.7.1799Left Cadiz with Mazarredo's & Bruix's fleet to Brest.3DECKS9.8.1799Arrived to Brest.3DECKS14.12.1801Left Brest under Gravina's fleet to Haiti.3DECKS30.9.1802Arrived to Barcelona from Naples with Principe de Asturias, Bahama, Atocha, Soledad & a brig, carring Etruria's Kings.3DECKS1.1805At Cartagena.3DECKS18.5.1805Left Cartagena for crew trainning under Salcedo' fleet.3DECKS20.5.1805Entered at Cartagena.3DECKS8.6.1805Left Cartagena for crew trainning under Adm. Salcedo' fleet.3DECKS11.6.1805Entered at Cartagena.3DECKS7.1805Returned to Cartagena due to british fleet off Cadiz.3DECKS20.7.1805Left Cartagena with Salcedo' fleet to join french-spanish fleet at Cadiz.3DECKS10.1805At Cartagena under Salcedo's fleet.3DECKS2.1808At Cartagena under Valdes' fleet.3DECKS13.8.1810At Cartagena commissioned to depart to Mahon.3DECKS1819At Cadiz, Commissioned to join campaign at Buenos Aires, under Adm. Mourelle de la Rua's fleet, finally aborted.3DECKS1820Refitted as a 80 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
30.6.1820At Cadiz.3DECKS1823Entered at Cadiz from La Habana.3DECKS15.9.1823Was disarmed and been careened at La Carraca, Cadiz.3DECKS10.1825Finished careen and armed.3DECKS1.1826Departed from Cadiz to Santiago de Cuba with corvette Zafiro and other small vessels.3DECKS19.3.1826Arrived to Santiago de Cuba with war supplies, with heavy damages due to the cruise.3DECKS6.1826At La Habana, with more ships to fight Colombian & Mexican navies.3DECKS8.1826Left La Habana to Mexico, with 5 frigates & 2 bergantines, scorting 4,000 soldiers.3DECKS9.1826Returned to La Habana.3DECKS5.9.1826Suffered a storm, arriving alone & without masts to Puerto Rico.3DECKS10.1826Repaired at La Habana.3DECKS4.12.1827Left La Habana with Iberia (40) & brig Hercules with supplies & gold.3DECKS20.12.1827Arrived to San Juan de Puerto Rico, embarked troops & supplies.3DECKS23.12.1827Left San Juan de Puerto Rico to Mexico.3DECKS25.3.1828Entered at La Habana.3DECKS1829Left La Habana to Cadiz.3DECKS4.1830Arrived to Cadiz without masts & heavy damages from storms.3DECKS1833Refitted as a 74 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
2.1.1833Left Cadiz? after been careened.3DECKS23.11.1833Left Vigo.3DECKS1834At El Ferrol unarmed.3DECKS1850Broke up at El Ferrol.3DECKS
Notes on Ship
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