Leon

2726
Nominal Guns70
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Ordered28.10.1729
Keel Laid Down5.12.1729
Launched19.8.1731
Home Port 
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardFerrol
ConstructorLorenzo Arzueta
CategoryThird Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1750

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.8.1731 - 1731Capitan de navioGaspar La Roux12.1733 - 1733Capitan de navioGaspar La Roux1736Capitan de navioFrancisco Jose de Ovando y Solis

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.3.1747/48 - 1748BrigadierJuan de Egues

Service History


DateEventSource
1731Joined Admiral Marquess del Mari's fleet at Barcelona.
20.4.1731Left El Ferrol for Cadiz in Admiral Cornejo's fleet of 6 ships of the line.
10.1731Escorted troops to Liorna (Italy) with Adm. del Mari's fleet.
21.7.1732At Cadiz undergoing repairs
9.1732Finished arming at Cadiz.
12.1732Joinned Admiral Lezo's squadron to fight Argelian ships.
1733Due to an epidemic entered Sardinia for help.
15.2.1732/33Returned to Barcelona.
12.1733Left Alicante in Admiral Lezo's squadron to fight Argelian ships.
1734Returned to Malaga.
2.1734At Cadiz, set to repair.
1736Left Cadiz for La Habana.
1736Entered Veracruz.
1737Returned to Cadiz.
19.12.1737Left Cadiz for Veracruz with N S del Pilar (62), Guipuzcoa (64), Incendio (60), Africa (60) & merchantmen.
15.3.1737/38All entered Veracruz.
1739Entered El Ferrol.
2.2.1738/39Left Veracruz with N S del Pilar (62), Guipuzcoa (64), Incendio (60), Africa (60) & merchantmen.
3.2.1738/39A heavy storm surprised and dispersed the fleet.
4.3.1738/39Entered La Habana with Guipuzcoa (64)
19.4.1739Left La Habana for Spain with Guipuzcoa (64), Castilla (60) & Esperanza (50) with gold.
22.6.1739Left La Habana for Spain with Guipuzcoa (64), Castilla (60) & Esperanza (50) with gold.
15.8.1739All entered Santander with the gold.
1742Entered Cartagena.
1746At Cartagena.
1747Left Cadiz for Veracruz.
1747Arrived for Veracruz.
1747Arrived at La Habana.
14.3.1747/48Left Cadiz for Veracruz with more warships, escorting a convoy of 27 merchantmen.
18.3.1747/48Action vs Cotes' British squadron, losing 4-5 merchantmen.
13.5.1749Left La Habana to El Ferrol with gold under Admiral Reggio's fleet
13.7.1749Arrived at El Ferrol in Admiral Reggio's fleet with 22,536,527 silver pesos fuertes & goods.
1750Out of service and broken up at El Ferrol


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