La Cubana

Nominal GunsLightly ArmedBG
OperatorPrivate Owners
Ship TypeRow Boat


6.6.1806Broadside Weight = 0.25 Spanish libre (0.26975 lbs 0.11475 kg)BG
Gun Deck1 Spanish Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.5.18065 BG

Service History

1.5.1806Sailed from Santiago de Cuba BG
5.5.1806Taken by Elk (16) off Cape CruzBG

Notes on Ship


His Majesty's Sloop Elk, Lucea, SIR, May 12, 1806.

Have the  honor, to inform you, that having received intelligence off St. Ann's, the evening  of the 4th Instant, there was a small Spanish Privateer qn the Coast which had captured Two Droggers thinking it most probable they would stand over to Cuba in the night, we made sail to the Northward, and on the evening of the 5th, were so fortunate as to fall in with them off Cape Cruz,  to retake 1 of the Droggers, and to capture La Cubana Spanish Row-Boat Privateers armed with 1 swivel and small arms; had been 5 days from St. Jago, her crew originally consisted of 14 men, but he had only 5 on board when captured.

I am, &c. . .



BGThe London GazetteOfficial, Web Site

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