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ST0007-49 48 H x 50 L x 18 W (CM) 0.00


Built in 1690, San Felipe soon proved to be Spain's most powerful fighting ship ever. Her slim profile and wide spread of sail bestowed great maneuverability and agility. She established herself very quickly as her impressive record in the first 4 years of service made her the flagship of the famous Spanish Armanda. Under the command of Commodore Enrique MacDonnell, San Felipe was armed to take on the mightiest ships in the French and British navies. San Felipe held a very active major role in the war against Britain and France. In 1705, after 15 years of unparallel services, she led 11 other Spanish vessels to attack a British fleet of 35 ships. The British recognized San Felipe and concentrated firepower on her. After 24 hours of furious battle, she was captured but was so badly damaged and went to the bottom with several tons of gold. The battle was considered a victory for Spain as 9 British and only 4 Spanish ships were lost. San Felipe herself sunk 2 ships-of-the-line and 1 frigate. This record still stands as of today.