Sails of Glory – HMS Bahama 1805 / HMS San Juan 1805

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The Nepomuceno Class of the Spanish Navy included ships of the line with 74 cannons and a designed crew of about 530. They were armed with 28 24ÐPounder guns in the lower deck, 30 18ÐPounder guns in the upperdeck, 8 12ÐPounder guns in the quarterdeck, and 8 8ÐPounder guns in the forecastle.

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The Bahama was a Spanish ship of the line, built in Havana in 1780. Originally designed as 64Ðgun by Ignacio Mullan, she left Havana for Cadiz on 1785. Here she was rebuilt and completed as a 74Ðgun, following the project of Francisco Gautier, the designer of Nepomuceno class. As a 74Ðgun ship of the line, she was armed with 74 cannons and a designed crew of 640. They were armed with 28 32ÐPounder guns in the lower deck, 30 18ÐPounder guns in the upperdeck, 8 32ÐPounder guns and 6 12ÐPounder guns in the quarterdeck, and 2 12ÐPounder guns in the forecastle.
The ship was part of the Spanish fleet that participated in the Battle of Trafalgar, where she was hit by the intense fire of British ships, with 75 killed and 65 wounded. Her commander, Commodore Galiano, died after being struck by a cannonball. After capture by the British fleet, Bahama became HMS Bahama, following repairs in Gibraltar. She sailed to England and was used as a prison ship.
This ship pack can also be used to represent the Spanish Nepomuceno class ÒHMS San Juan 1805.Ó

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Weight0.13 kg
Dimensions11 × 6 × 14 cm
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