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HCMS Constante (1730)

Page history last edited by ManuBlasco 14 years, 2 months ago

Constante (1st), 64

San Dionisio

San Antonio Abad 

Nationality Spanish
Started 1728  
Launched 1730  
Shipyard La Habana  
Constructor Pedro Torres  
Decks 2  
Rate 4th Rates  
System Spanish  
Class none  
In Service 1730  
Out Service 1730  
Fate Wrecked  


Units Lenght Keel Beam Depth Draught Weight Displacement Source
Codos           1,141 Tn.   ?


Guns Date # lbs # lbs # lbs Fires Source
54 1730 ? 24 ? 18 ? 8   b18
64 1730 28 24 26 18 10 8   w2 (2)



yyyy-mmm-dd Commander's rank and name.  


Service Record (spanish todoavante)

1730 Left La Habana to Veracruz.  
1730 Wrecked at Tabasco, Gulf of Mexico, 8 days after leaving La Habana. (1)  



(1) Looks like the main reason was the over weight of his masts (from San Marcos de Apalache), when normaly were bought from Baltic countries.

(2) Armament & calibers by 1720 Royal Ordenances, not verified.


Sources (research by Santiago Gomez)

Ariñano y Galdácano, Gervasio de. "La arquitectura naval española (en madera)". Madrid, 1920. 

Miscelánea. Revista General de Marina, enero-febrero 2003. 

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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