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HCMS Leon (1731)

Page history last edited by ManuBlasco 15 years, 3 months ago

 

Leon, 70 

Gran Leon


Details

Nationality Spanish
Ordered 1729-oct-28  
Started 1729-dec-05  
Named    
Launched 1731-aug-19 ?
Shipyard El Ferrol La Granna
Plans    
Constructor Lorenzo Arzueta  
Suplier    
Decks 2  
Rate 3rd Rates  
System    
Crew    
In Service 1731-aug-19  
Out Service 1750  
Fate Broke up  

 

Dimensions

 

Units Lenght Keel Beam Depth Draught Weight Displacement Source
  ?   ?     ?    

 

Armament

 

Guns Date # lbs # lbs # lbs # lbs Fires Source
70 1731 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?  
74 1748                    

 

 

Commanders 

1731-aug-19   Captain D. Gaspar La Roux.  
1733-dec-00   Captain D. Gaspar La Roux.  
1736-mm-00   Captain D. Francisco Jose de Ovando y Solis.  
1748-mar-14   Commodore D. Juan de Engues.  

 

Service Record 

1731-apr-20 Left El Ferrol to Cadiz under Adm. Cornejo's fleet of 6 SoL. ?
1731-mm-00 Joinned Admiral Marquess del Mari's fleet at Barcelona.  
1731-oct-00 Scorted troops to Liorna (Italy) with Adm. del Mari's fleet.  
1732-jul-21 At Cadiz under repairs  
1732-sep-00 Finished arming at Cadiz.  
1732-dec-00 Joinned Adm. Lezo's squadron to fight argelian ships.  
1733-feb-15 Returned to Barcelona.  
1733-dec-00 Left Alicante under Adm. Lezo's squadron to fight argelian ships.  
1733-mm-00 Due to a epidemy entered at Sardinia for help.  
1734-mm-00 Returned to Malaga.  
1734-feb-00 At Cadiz, set to repair.  
1736-mm-00 Left Cadiz to La Habana.  
1736-mm-00 Entered at Veracruz.  
1737-mm-00 Returned to Cadiz.  
1737-dec-19

Left Cadiz to Veracruz with N S del Pilar (62), Guipuzcoa (64), Incendio (60), Africa (60) & merchantmen. 

 
1738-mar-15 All entered at Veracruz.  
1739-feb-02 Left Veracruz with N S del Pilar (62), Guipuzcoa (64), Incendio (60), Africa (60) & merchantmen.  
1739-feb-03 A heavy storm surprise and dispersed the fleet.  
1739-mar-04 Entered en La Habana with Guipuzcoa (64)  
1739-apr-19 Left La Habana to Spain with Guipuzcoa (64), Castilla (60) & Esperanza (50) with gold. ??
1739-jun-22 Left La Habana to Spain with Guipuzcoa (64), Castilla (60) & Esperanza (50) with gold. ??
1739-aug-15 All entered at Santander with the gold.  
1739-mm-00 Entered at El Ferrol.  
1742-mm-00 Entered at Cartagena.  
1744-may-13 Entered at Cartagena from Cadiz with a pingue with supplies. GdM02 
1746-mm-00 At Cartagena.  
1747-mm-00 Left Cadiz to Veracruz.  
1747-mm-00 Arrived to Veracruz.  
1747-mm-00 Arrived to La Habana.  
1748-mar-14 Left Cadiz to Veracruz with more warships, scorting a convoy of 20-30 merchantmen.3  B098 
1748-mar-18 Action vs Cotes' british squadron, loosing 4-5 merchantmen. B098
1749-may-13 Left La Habana to El Ferrol with gold under Adm. Reggio's fleet.1 GdM01
1749-jul-13 Arrived to El Ferrol under Adm. Reggio's fleet 2 with 22,536,527 silver pesos fuertes & goods. GdM01
1750-mm-00 Out of service and broke up at El Ferrol?.  

 

Actions & Battles

1748-mar-18 Action vs. Cotes B098  

 

 

Notes

Was the second ship built at El Ferrol, in the temporary yard of La Granna.

1 Admiral Reggio's fleet:Vencedor, Leon, Invencible, Nueva Espanna, Tigre and frigate La Nis, with 9 merchantmen San Jorge, San Espiridion, Gabarra de Sevilla, Galgo, Concepcion, Soledad, San Ignacio, Santa Barbara & one gabarra more. 

2 Admiral Reggio's fleet: Vencedor, Leon, Invencible, Nueva Espanna, Tigre and frigate La Nis, with merchantmen San Jorge, San Espiridion, Gabarra de Sevilla and Galgo.

3  Soberbio (74), Leon (74), Oriente (70), Colorado (70), Brillante (64), Pastora (64), Rosario (60), Xavier (54) and Galga (54) (B098)

Sources 

GdM01 Gazeta de Madrid (22/07/1749)
GdM02 Gazeta de Madrid (26/05/1744)
B098 "The Navy in the 1739-1748 War", by H.W. Richmond (google books)

 

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