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Date Posted: 04:03:17 02/19/18 Mon
Author: Ted
Subject: Re: Composition of Spanish squadron at the first battle of Stromboli 1675
In reply to: Ruyter 's message, "Re: Composition of Spanish squadron at the first battle of Stromboli 1675" on 20:47:59 02/18/18 Sun

>>I remember that somebody (Ruyter?) posted here this
>>interesting information. Unfortunately, I've got a
>>problem with my PC and lost this info. I'd greatly
>>appreciate if I could get it again.
>>Thank you.
>Hi Ted,
>I have this information from a Spanish forum
>(foroavante.es if I am not mistaken, as now I cannot
>access it because I am at sea) and did not have time
>to translate all of it:
>"En octubre de 1674 llegan a Sicilia 20 barcos:la
>mayoría galeones y fragatas, 2 pataches y 2 brulotes.
>A principios de de 1675 se les añade otro navìo
>llegando a 21 barcos.
>En enero de 1675 el navío LA GALLARDA dió al través
>en las aguas de la Torre del Faro y los dos brulotes
>se quemaron sin fruto.
>LLega un segundo socorro francés de 21 velas que
>pilla desprevenida a la armada española que sale a
>interceptarlo. El 11 de febrero se produce el combate
>de Stromboli entre esta isla y el cabo Raiscolmo.
>Varios barcos que salen de Mesina deciden el combate
>del lado francés que captura la fragata española
>NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL POPULO (400-420 Tn) e introduce el
>socorro en la ciudad. La armada española debe ir a
>reparar y carenar a Nápoles.
>En julio de 1675 tras la carena la armada se compone
>de 15 barcos y 2 pataches de fuego:
>-SANTIAGO galeón Capitana Real de la AMO (1250 Tn);
>SANTA ANA galeón Almiranta Real de la AMO (934 Tn);
>NS DE LA ALMUDENA galeón (823 Tn); SAN JOSE galeón
>(664 Tn); SAN BERNARDO galeón (825 Tn); SAN ANTONIO
>de Napoles fragata (600 Tn); NS DE LA CONCEPCIÓN de
>Napoles fragata (500 Tn); NS DE LA CONCEPCIÓN de
>Barcelona fragata (600 Tn); SAN FELIPE fragata (600
>Tn); SAN CARLOS fragata Capitana de Flandes (550 Tn);
>JESUS MARÍA fragata Almiranta de Flandes (400 Tn);
>SAN SALVADOR fragata (550 Tn); SAN IGNACIO fragata
>(450 Tn); NS DEL ROSARIO de Flandes fragata (350 Tn);
>patache(brulote); y EL ROSARIO de Vizcaya
>El 5 de noviembre de 1675 una tempestad en el Faro de
>Mesina provoca la pérdida de 5 navíos y un patache
>de fuego (SAN FRANCISCO, CONCEPCION de Barcelona,
>de Vizcaya)
>Días después el Marqués de Orani con 9 galeras
>recupera la fragata NS DEL POPULO a los franceses."
>We can assume that the 15 ships and 2 fireships in
>Naples in July 1675 all took part at the First Battle
>of Stromboli from February.
>In the battle only the N.S. del Pueblo (44 guns, 200
>men, 500 tons) was captured by French, but was a few
>days later recaptured by Spanish galleys. This ship is
>the 1672 Madona del Populo of 36-44 canons.
>Whole figures of armament and crew are In " Hollandse
>Mercurius " 1672 the list of the Spanish fleet in
>Cadiz in the September, 1672, expected arrival Flota
>is resulted; I managed to identify all the s;
>obviously, all of them, or nearly so everything,
>participated in the mentioned battle:
>Capitana Real - Nuestra Señora del Pilar 70 960 1215
>Almiranta Real - Santa Ana 54 700 950
>San Pedro 54 410 800
>San Josef 44 422 700
>Capitana de Barlovento - San Bernardo 44 422 700
>Santa Isabel 40 316 600
>Jesus Maria 24 105 250
>N.S. del Rosario 22 105 250
>Capitana de Roco - Santiago 58 500 850
>San Francisco 44 400 600
>Santo Christo 44 357 600
>Madona del Popolo 36/40/44 230 500
>San Antonio de Napoles 44 500 700
>Concepcion de Napoles 40 350 600
>Capitana de Flandria - San Carlos 44 400 600
>Almiranta de Flandria - San Salvador 42 350 500
>San Ignacio 40 350 500
>Rosa Y Cruz 36 300 450

Thanks to all who helped me.

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