SANTISSIMA TRINIDAD - SPANISH - 1769
The Spanish ship Santísima Trinidad (officially named Santísima Trinidad y Nuestra Señora del Buen Fin) was a first-rate ship of the line of 120 guns, which was increased in 1795-96 to 136 guns by closing in the spar deck between the quarter deck and forecastle. Built at Havana, Cuba, to a design by Irish naval architect Matthew Mullan and launched in 1769 as a 120-gun three-decker.
Santísima Trinidad was the largest warship ever built. This celebrated gigantic first-rate Spanish ship remained the world's biggest warship during her long 36 years of service. She took part in various wars namely American War of Independence, the Battle of Cape St. Vincent in 1797 and the famous battle of Trafalgar. She fought valiantly with all her might, suffered great damage during these wars and finally was captured by the Neptune.
The great Santísima Trinidad sank in a storm while being towed by the Prince to Gibraltar to exhibit as a trophy.
|Reference #||Dimensions (LxWxH)||Color|
|STD116||75 x 29 x 59 cm||Varnished|