Santisima Trinidad


From Geoff Hunt’s definitive series of prints ‘Fighting Sail 1773-1815’ depicting some of the naval ships of the period. The gigantic First Rate 136-Gun Ship Spanish flagship at Trafalgar. She was painted a strong, glowing red. Built at Havana in 1769 as a 112-gun ship, re-armed in 1796 with about 136 guns to make her the world’s only ship with four complete gun decks, this celebrated Spanish flagship fought at the battles of St. Vincent and Trafalgar. Several observers remarked on her red and white striped sides.

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