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HCMS San Felipe Apostol (1781)

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San Felipe (3rd) Apostol, 64/68

Nationality Spanish
Launched 1781  
Shipyard El Ferrol  
Plans Francisco Gautier   
Decks 2  
Rate 3rd Rates  
System French  
In Service 1781  
Out Service 1794-jul-08  
Fate Sold
Next Overijssel 1795


Units Length Keel Beam Depth Draught Weight Source
Burgos ft. 168'9" 147'4" 46' 22'4" 23'8" 1,182 Tn. s4 
Meters 48.49 42.84 13.22 6.37 7.47 1,794 m3  (s4) 


Guns Date # lbs # lbs # lbs # lbs Broadside Source
68 1781 26 24 28 12 14 8 4ob 4 544 (266) s4 
64 1784 18 24 36 12 10 6 - - 462 (226) s4 




1782-jan-02   Captain D. Lucas de Calvez.  
yyyy-mm-00 1794-jul-08 Captain D. Francisco de Herrera y Cruzat.  



Service Record

1782-jan-02 Left Cadiz to Havana with Glorioso (74), San Pedro (74), Sto Domingo (64), N S de la O (34) & Sta Catalina (34), with troops & mercury.  
1782-apr-00 At the french port of Guarico (Santo Domingo).  
1784-apr-28 Left Veracruz to La Habana with small vessel Santa Ana (saetia), carring gold.  
1784-jun-01 Left La Habana to Cadiz with Sto Domingo (64), Santa Ana (saetia) & hired dutch "urca" Teodoro  
1784-jul-18 Entered at Cadiz with Sto Domingo (64)  
1785-sep-17 At Cadiz ready to depart to Veracruz. s1
1785-sep-28 At Cadiz ready to depart to Veracruz. s2
1786-mm-00 At Cadiz, arrived from Veracruz. s3
1794-jul-08 Sold to Dutch Navy for 65,000 pesos, becoming Overijssel.  




In 1794 arrived to Cadiz the dutch ship of the line Overijssel in his way to East Dutch possesions. Unable to continue his trip, all his crew and guns were transfered to San Felipe Apostol, renaming the ship as new Overijssel and departed.

Later, was captured by british Polyphemus (64) at Cork Harbour, october 22nd, 1795.


Sources (research by Santiago Gomez)

Archivo General de Indias,CONTRATACION,5528,N.1,R.20 (s1)

Archivo General de Indias,CONTRATACION,5528,N.1,R.22 (s2)

Archivo General de Indias, CONTRATACION,2592A, 2592B & 2593 (s3)

Archivo General de Indias, Contratación, 5529,N.1,R.14.

Gaceta de Madrid, Cádiz, 18 de julio de 1784, nº 60, pag. 628, published on july 27th 1784.

Gaceta de Madrid, Cádiz, 14 de septiembre de 1786, nº 76, pag. 623, published on september 22nd 1786.

FERNÁNDEZ DURO, Cesáreo. Disquisiciones náuticas. A la mar madera, Tomo V, Ministerio de Defensa, 1996, pag. 206.

FERNÁNDEZ DE NAVARRETE, Martín. Biblioteca marítima española: obra póstuma. Tomo II, Madrid 1851.

GONZÁLEZ-ALLER HIERRO, José Ignacio. La campaña de Trafalgar (1804-1805). Corpus Documental. 2 tomos, Ministerio de Defensa, Madrid, 2004.

NÚÑEZ IGLESIAS, Indalecio, BLANCO NÚÑEZ, José María. La diversión de Tolón, Tomo I, Ministerio de Defensa, Madrid, 1998.

AGMAB, Estados de Fuerza y Vida, leg. 2235/40 (s4)

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