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Princessa

2762
Nominal Guns70ref:1200
NationalitySpain
OperatorArmada Real
Ordered1748ref:1200
Keel Laid Down11.5.1748ref:1200
Launched15.9.1750ref:1200
First Commissioned15.8.1751ref:1200
How acquiredPurpose builtref:1200
ShipyardHavana - Cuba ref:1200
Ship ClassPrincesa Classref:1200
Designed by
Matthew MullinsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1748-1750
ref:1200
Constructor
Matthew MullinsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1748-1750
ref:1200
CategoryThird Rateref:1200
Ship TypeShip of the Line ref:1200
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:1200
Captured16.1.1780ref:1200
Becomes
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Princessa' (1780) (70) 1780-1809
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck171' 6"Imperial Feet52.1229 
Length of Keel137' 4"Imperial Feet41.7603 
Breadth51' 4"Imperial Feet15.6464 
Depth in Hold22' 5"Imperial Feet6.7691 
Burthen1,918 6494Tons BM 

Armament


15.9.1750Broadside Weight = 654 Spanish libre (705.666 lbs 300.186 kg)ref:1266
Lower Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 Spanish 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 Spanish 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
15.9.1750558Design Complementref:1266

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
16.1.1780Capitan de navio
Manuel LeónSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780
B061

Service History


DateEventSource
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent

 

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