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HCMS San Luis (1717)

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San Luis (1st), 60

Nationality Spanish
Ordered 1715
Started ?  
Named ?  
Launched 1716  
Shipyard Orio  
Plans Antonio Gaztanneta  
Constructor Jeronimo Echeveste  
Decks 2  
Rate 4th Rates  
Class Guipuzcoanos  
System Spanish  
Crew 560  
In Service 1717-feb-26  
Out Service 1720-apr-00  
Fate Sunk  



Units (meters) Lenght Keel Beam Depth Draught Weight Source
Codos 70' 1/2 60'1/3 18'1/2 9'1/4 832 Tn. s2,s3
Meters 40.52 34.67 10.63 5.32 - 1,263 m3 (s3)
Burgos ft. 141' 37' 18' 832 Tn. b1
Meters 40.52 - 10.63 5.17 - 1,263 m3 (b1)



Guns Date # lbs # lbs # lbs Broadside Source
60 1718 26 18 26 12 8 6 414 lbs. (203 kg.) s3 
60 1717 26 24 26 12 8 6 492 lbs. (241 kg.) b1
60 1717 24 18 26 10 10 6 376 lbs (184 kg.) b199




1718-aug-11   Captain D. Baltasar de Guevara.  
1719-apr-06   Captain D. Francisco Javier Cornejo y Vallejo.  


Service Record

1717-apr-07 Left Pasajes with San Pedro, San Fernando & San Juan Bautista to Cadiz. 1 GdM01
1717-may-13 Arrived to Cadiz with San Pedro & San Fernando 1 s1
1717-jul-24 Left Barcelona for the Campaign of Sardinia.  
1717-jul-00 Entered at Alcudia & Palma, Mallorca for supplies.  
1717-aug-06 Left Palma, Mallorca.  
1717-aug-20 Disembarked in the coast of Sardinia.  
1717-nov-18 Finished the Campaign, left Alghero to Barcelona.  
1718-mar-00 Entered at Cadiz.  
1718-jul-19 Left Barcelona for the Campaign of Sicily.  
1718-jul-30 Arrived to Palermo.  
1718-aug-03 With San Juan Bautista & Hermione are send to Malta.  
1718-aug-11 Joinned Admiral Gaztanneta's fleet at the end of the Battle of Cape Passaro.  
1718-nov-23 Entered at Cadiz with San Juan Bautista (60), & frigates HermioneSan Felipe, & british captures; Greyhound & 3 merchantmen. GdM02 
1719-mm-00 Repaired at Cadiz.  
1719-apr-06 Left Cadiz to Veracruz with San Juan Bautista & San Jorge.  
1719-jun-00 All 3 arrived to La Habana.  
1719-jun-00 Left La Habana to Veracruz with more ships. 2  
1719-jul-05 All arrived to Veracruz. 2  
1720-apr-15 Left Veracruz to La Habana with gold, San Juan Bautista & armed merchantmen Santo Cristo de Maracaibo.  
1720-apr-00 Sunk in the way to La Habana due to heavy winds storm and ship's damages with San Juan Bautista  


Actions & Battles

1718-aug-11 Battle of Cape Passaro



Very good ships, sailed up to 11-12 knots, and even reached 14.

1 Looks like San Juan Bautista could not depart with the other 3 due to lack of crew as it was planned, wrote on letters from s1.

2 The squadron was formed by San Juan Bautista (60), San Luis (60), N S de Begonna (54), San Jorge (50) & Principe de Asturias (30).


Sources (research by Santiago Gomez)

Gaceta de Madrid (27/09/1718) - GdM02 

Gazeta de Madrid (13/04/1717) - GdM01

"Catalogo documentos de Vargas Ponce", Volumen I, Tomo I, Doc. 162, folio 214; Pilar San Pio Aladrén y Carmen Zamarrón Moreno (s1)

AGI, Arribadas, 6

AGI. Contratación, 2918, ramo 1.

Revista General de Marina, multiple numbers.

Revista Florida Historical Quaterly, vol. 24, abril 1946, nº 4.

"El Buque en la Armada española"

"Armada española...", Tomo VI, Fernández Duro.

"Disquisiciones náuticas", Tomo V, Fernández Duro.

"La construcción naval de Guipúzcoa, siglo XVIII", María Lourdes Odriozola Oyarvide.

"Teoría y Práctica de Comercio y Marina", Jerónimo de Uztariz.

"La conquista y dominio español de Cerdeña 1717-1720", Miguel Ángel Alonso Aguilera.

"La casa de contratación y la intendencia general de la marina en Cádiz 1717-1730", Ana Crespo Solana.

"La arquitectura naval entre 1660 y 1754", Cruz Apestegui - s2

UZTARIZ, Gerónimo de. "Theorica y Practica de Comercio y de Marina...", 1757. (google books) - s3


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