Spanish ship Princesa (1750)
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|Captured:||16 January 1780, by Royal Navy|
|Acquired:||16 January 1780|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1809|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||70-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Length:||170 ft 2½ in (51.9 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||51 ft 2 in (15.6 m)|
|Depth of hold:||22 ft 1 in (6.7 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||70 guns of various weights of shot|
She fought at the Battle of Cape St Vincent in 1780, where she was captured by the Royal Navy and commissioned as the third rate HMS Princessa. From 1784 she was employed as a sheer hulk, and she was broken up in 1809.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1. p182.
- Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
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