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La Duquesa
Nominal Guns68ref:1266
OperatorArmada Real
Keel Laid Down10.10.1753ref:1266
How acquiredPurpose builtref:1266
ShipyardReal Astillero de Esteiro - Ferrol ref:1266
Ship ClassTriunfante Classref:1266
Designed by
Richard RoothBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1750-1761
Juan JorgeSpanish
Ship Builder
CategoryThird Rateref:1266
Ship TypeShip of the Line ref:1266
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:1266
Deleted from list15.10.1784ref:1266


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:1266
Length of Gundeck185' 0Burgos Feet51.541 (169′ 1″ Imperial)
Length of Keel162' 0Burgos Feet45.1332 (148′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth47' 4Burgos Feet13.1075 (43′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 3Burgos Feet6.164 (20′ 2″ Imperial)


18.3.1756Broadside Weight = 648 Spanish libre (699.192 lbs 297.432 kg)ref:1266
Lower Gun Deck28 Spanish 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 Spanish 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 Spanish 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 Spanish 2-Pound Pederoso

2 Ship Commanders

1759Capitan de navio
Manuel de GuiriorSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1816
20.12.1778 - 1778Capitan de navio
Francisco MillauSpanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1840

Service History

1759At Cartagena, set to careen.
29.8.1759Left Cadiz with a fleet of 10 ships & minor vessels to Naples.
28.9.1759The fleet arrived to Naples.
7.10.1759King Charles III of Spain embarked in Fenix and the fleet departed.
17.10.1759The fleet with Charles III of Spain arrived to Barcelona.
1760Left Cartagena to El Ferrol.
3.1760At El Ferrol, under Admiral de la Rosa Levassor's fleet.
2.1761Left El Ferrol with Serio to America.
6.1762At Cartagena de Indias with Serio, Firme, Aguila (2) & Flecha.
24.6.1764Entered at Cadiz with Serio, Firme, Industria & Esmeralda, and 3 merchantemen carrying 1,277,654 pesos fuertes & goods.GDM01
1776At El Ferrol.
20.12.1778Left El Ferrol with San Juan Nepomuceno & 5 merchantmen with troops & naval supplies to La Habana.
16.2.1779Arrived at HavanaGDM01
19.5.1780At Havana, waiting to be careened, in bad conditions.GDM01
4.1782At Havana undergoing repairs, in very bad conditions.GDM01
8.3.1784Due to a heavy storm, broke cables & ran ashore at Havana harbour and sunk.


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