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Old Spanish System

Page history last edited by ManuBlasco 15 years, 7 months ago



Before, spanish ships (or galleons) were built following the constructor's knowledge, and the only royal requirement were guns and tonnage.

Each ship were different from others, unless built as twins by the same constructor (Almiranta & Capitana).


In 1691, Captain D. Francisco Antonio Garrote published "Recopilación para la nueva fábrica de vaxeles españoles".

He divided ships in ordenes (kind of rates).

As a summary, the following table.

Original measures in Codos de Ribera (meters).


1st48' (27.59)14' (8.05)8' (4.60)7' (4.02)2711610864
2nd55' (31.61)16' (9.20)9' (5.17)8' (4.60)40552221222884
3rd61' (35.06)18' (10.34)10' (5.75)9' (5.17)5765824162410106
4th68' (39.08)20' (11.49)10.5' (6.03)10' (5.75)7987026182810168
5th75' (43.10)22' (12.64)10.75' (6.18)11' (6.32)1,05680302430162010
6th82' (47.13)24' (13.78)11' (6.32)12' (6.90)1,37190323632242616


This system or establishment, lasted from 1691 until 1720 with Antonio Gaztanneta's new Spanish System establishment.



"El Buque en la Armada Española" (b01)


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