Nominal Guns70ref:1266
OperatorArmada Real
First Commissioned17.8.1731ref:1266
How acquiredPurpose builtref:1266
ShipyardGuarnizo - Spain ref:1266
Ship ClassPrincipe classref:1266
Designed byCiprián Autrán (1697-1773)ref:1266
ConstructorCiprián Autrán (1697-1773)ref:1266
CategoryThird Rateref:1266
Ship TypeShip of the Line ref:1266
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:1266
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Princess' (1740) (70)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck165' 1"Imperial Feet50.2924 
Length of Keel130' 3"Imperial Feet39.6265 
Breadth49' 8"Imperial Feet14.9578 
Depth in Hold22' 3"Imperial Feet6.7437 
Burthen1,709 394Tons BM 

1 Commanding Officer

1740 - 19.4.1740Capitan de fragataPablo Agustin de Aguirre3DECKS

Service History

4.1731Arrived to Cadiz with Adm. Cornejo's squadron.3DECKS
20.4.1731Left El Ferrol to Cadiz with Adm. Cornejo's squadron.3DECKS
25.8.1731Left Cadiz to Barcelona to join Adm. del Mari's fleet.3DECKS
10.1731Campaign of Italy, disermbarked troops at Liorna.3DECKS
5.1732At La Carraca, Cadiz, under repair.3DECKS
8.1732At La Carraca, Cadiz, under repair.3DECKS
9.1732At La Carraca, Cadiz, finished repairs and rearmed.3DECKS
10.11.1732Left Barcelona with Adm. Lezo's fleet of 5 SoL and 25 more to chase 9 argelian's ships sieging Oran.3DECKS
1733With Conquistador captures 3 austrian ships and assaulted Pescara & Gaeta.3DECKS
2.1733Captured argelian flagship, 70 guns surrendered.3DECKS
15.2.1732/33Arrived at Barcelona with Lezo's fleet.3DECKS
10.1733Left Barcelona with 15 SoL for the campaign of Naples and disembarked troops at Liorna.3DECKS
1734With Admiral Reggio's fleet assisted at the Campaign of Sicily.3DECKS
1739Commissioned, armed, at El Ferrol.3DECKS
In ordinary, disarmed, at El Ferrol.3DECKS
4.1740Left El Ferrol with Principe (70) chasing a British frigate.
8.4.1740Capture of the Princesa
8.4.1740Taken by Kent (70) off Cape Finisterre
8.4.1740Taken by Lennox (70) off Cape Finisterre
8.4.1740Taken by Orford (70) off Cape Finisterre


ref:1266Spanish Warships in the Age of Sail 1700-1860 (Unpublished Manuscript) Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
3DECKS3decks - Naval Sailing Warfare HistoryManu BlascoWeb Site

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 9th of January 2016 20:04

Gentleman's Magazine Historical Chronicle May 1740 - The Oxford and Kent had each about 8 men killed, the Lenox 1 and about 40 wounded in the three. This ship (Princesa) is said to be one of the finest belonging to Spain. Her guns were very large and most of them brass. She was of the following dimensions, viz. Breadth by the Beam 50 Foot 4 Inches and a 152 Foot long by the Keel which is 4 Inches broader and 2 Foot longer than our First Rates; she is 166 Foot 3 Inches on the gun deck, and draws 26 foot of water abast and 23 and a half before and is a great deal more than our First Rates.

Posted by Chris Hall on Sunday 3rd of November 2013 04:02

This page lists the capture of the Princesa on both 4/8 and 4/19 of 1740. This is likely an issue of Julian vs. Gregorian dates, and one entry should be removed.

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