Catalogue description Captured ship: La Nuestra Señora de Covadonga other La Nuestra Señora de Cabodonga of...

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Details of HCA 32/135/8
Reference: HCA 32/135/8

Captured ship: La Nuestra Señora de Covadonga other La Nuestra Señora de Cabodonga of Manila (master Jeronimo Montero) [the Acapulco Galleon].

History: a Spanish galleon (32 guns, 286 men including 18 passengers), bound from Acapulco to Manila, laden with silver; taken in fight on 19/30 June 1743 off Cape Espiritu Santo by HMS Centurion (George Anson commanding), brought into Canton and there sold (condemned at sea under a special commission issued to Commodore Anson's expedition).


Court Papers:

  • [Examinations taken in London, see: HCA 13/90, fos 128, 170, 176, 184, 190, 195, 212, 217, 220, 228]
  • [CP 1-CP 7]: seven examinations taken under Anson's commission; [there are many further examinations taken in London in HCA 13/90];
  • [CP 8-CP 10]: attestation as to papers, abstracts and translations of the ship's papers in Bundle A, abstracts and translations of the ship's papers in bundles B, C and D;
  • [CP 11-CP 14]: covers for bundles A, B, C and D.

Further papers, brought into court in four packages:

  • Bundle A, numbered A 1-A 11: register of cargo, commissions for soldiers and sailors aboard La Nuestra Señora de Covadonga and other ships, wrapper.
  • Bundle B, numbered B 1-B 26: ship's papers, including volumes such as a muster roll, register, accounts etc., certificates, official orders, instructions.
  • Bundle C, numbered C 1-C 28: bills of lading, letters relating to politics, trade, war and navigation sent between Manila, Acapulco and Mexico.
  • Bundle D: numbered D 1-D 36: mail-in-transit intended for Manila.

[Decision: condemned as prize, 2 August 1744]

Note: Extra information from HCA 30/775/2. Also see the examinations in HCA 13/90.
Date: 1744
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English and Spanish
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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