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HCMS Principe de Asturias (1717)

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Principe de Asturias (1st), 70

Principe (1st)


Former Cumberland
Nationality Bought
Launched 1695-nov-12 b28
Shipyard Bursledon  
Plans ?  
Constructor James Wyatt b28
Decks 2  
Rate 3rd Rates  
Crew 550  
In Service 1717-jul-01 w2
Out Service 1718-aug-11
Fate Captured  



Units (meters) Lenght Keel Beam Depth Draught Weight Displacement Source
British ft. 156' (47.55) 130' (39.62) 42' (12.8) 18' (5.49) - - 1,220  Tn.BM b65



Guns Date # lbs # lbs # lbs # lbs Fires Source
70 1717 26 ? 26 ? 18 ?     ?  
72 1717 26 ? 26 ? 20 ?     ? w2




1717-mm-00 yyyy-mm-00 Captain D. Francisco Javier Cornejo y Vallejo.  



1718-aug-00   Rear-admiral D. Fernando Chacon's flagship.  


Service Record

1717-jul-01 Sold to Spain by the genovese privateer Marqueli.  
1717-mm-00 Campaing of Sardinia.  
1718-mar-11 Arrived to Cadiz.  
1718-jun-17 Left Barcelona for the Campaing of Sicily.  
1718-aug-11 Captured by the british at the Battle of Cape Passaro  


Actions & Battles

1718-aug-11 Battle of Cape Passaro  



Former british Cumberland, captured by France in 1707 and sold to Genoa in 1715. Bought by Spain in 1717.

Later, Great Britain captured and sold it to Austria (renamed San Carlos) until broke down in 1733.

It is the only ship which served under 5 different flags.




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