África

2761
Nueva Africa
San Francisco de Asis
Nominal Guns703DECKS
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Keel Laid Down8.8.17453DECKS
Launched17.8.17463DECKS
First Commissioned20.8.17473DECKS
How acquiredPurpose built3DECKS
ShipyardHavana - Cuba 3DECKS
Ship ClassAfrica Class3DECKS
Designed by Ciprián Autrán (1697-1773)3DECKS
CategoryThird Rate3DECKS
Ship TypeShip of the Line 3DECKS
Sailing RigShip Rigged3DECKS
Burnt to avoid capture15.10.17483DECKS

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1646Capitan de fragata Antonio Rodriguez Valcarcel3DECKS1648 - 15.10.1648Capitan de fragata Vicente de Quintana3DECKS1748 - 1747Capitan de fragata Juan Antonio de la Colina3DECKS

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1748 - 15.10.1748Jefe de Escuadra Don Andres Reggio3DECKS

Service History


DateEventSource
1746Left La Habana to Rio de la Plata, ArgentinaNNF-1610
1747Escorted the French frigate Carmelo to the Bahamas Channel.NNF-1610
1747Explored & cruised with Conquistador (70) at Honda Bay, Cuba.NNF-1610
20.8.1747Handed in to the Spanish Royal Navy.3DECKS
2.10.1748Left Havana with Admiral Reggio's fleet to intercept Admiral Knowles' fleet.NNF-1610
11.10.1748Chased a British merchantmen convoy.NNF-1610
12.10.1748Battle of Havana
13.10.1748Could not return to Havanna due to damages and anchored in Honda Bay, Cuba, for repairs.NNF-1610
15.10.1748Burnt to avoid capture by the British.NNF-1610


Notes on Ship


Sources
Ferrándiz Araújo, Carlos. "Historia marítima española de Zalvide". Academia Alfonso X el Sabio. Murcia. 1982.
Pezuela, Jacobo de la. "Historia de la isla de Cuba". Tomo II. Madrid. 1868.
Serrano Álvarez. José Manuel. "El astillero de la Habana y la construcción naval (1700-1750)". Ministerio de Defensa. Instituto de Historia y Cultura Naval. Madrid. 2008.


 

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