Soberano

2728
San Gregorio
Nominal Guns68ref:
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Ordered15.6.1752ref:
Keel Laid Down1753ref:
Named15.7.1752ref:
Launched1755ref:
How acquiredPurpose builtref:
ShipyardReal Astillero de Esteiro - Ferrol ref:748
Designed by Juan Jorgeref:
Constructor Guillermo Turnerref:
CategoryThird Rateref:
Ship TypeShip of the Line ref:
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:
Captured13.8.1762ref:
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Soverano' (1762) (74)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck175' 0"Imperial Feet53.34 
Length of Keel143' 5"Imperial Feet43.5894 
Breadth49' 7"Imperial Feet14.955 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Burthen1,875 3394Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck92' 6"Spanish Codo Real51.4017 (168′ 9″ 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)

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1755554 ref:

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1756Capitan de navio Pedro de Stuart y Portugal1759 - 13.8.1762Capitan de navio Juan Garcia de Postigo

Service History


DateEventSource
1756At El Ferrol.
8.1756At Cartagena with Triunfante, Hector & Vencedor.
3.1757Commissioned at Cartagena with Triunfante, Hector & Vencedor.
11.1757At Cartagena, in ordinary, disarmed & dry docked for winter with Hector & Vencedor.
3.1758At Cartagena commissioned with Triunfante, Hector, Septentrion & Vencedor.
2.6.1758Left Cartagena with Hector & Vencedor to patrol for pirates off argelian coast.
9.6.1758Action versus Argelian ships.
3.1759With Juno patrolled waters off Argelia & Gibraltar for pirates.
19.8.1759Left Cartagena to Naples with Galicia, Atlante & Terrible.
9.1759Arrived to Naples with Galicia, Atlante & Terrible.
7.10.1759Left Naples to Barcelona with the fleet (1) transporting future King of Spain, Charles III.
17.10.1759Arrived to Barcelona with the fleet (1) transporting future King of Spain, Charles III.
2.11.1759Entered at Cartagena with Galicia, Atlante & Terrible.
3.1760At Cartagena.
6.1760Left Cartagena with Triunfante to assist Marquees of Real Tesoro's fleet.
4.3.1761Left Cartagena with Aquilon transporting troops to Cadiz.
24.3.1761Arrived to Cadiz with Aquilon.
14.4.1761Left Cadiz with Aquilon, Tigre, Vencedor, Asia & Venganza to La Habana (2).
29.6.1761Arrived to La Habana.BWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana

 

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