Asunción – a 18th century Spanish ship-of-the-line or frigate

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David Hepper
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    This may well be the Asuncion, a Spanish Register Ship, captured at the fall of Havana in August 1762. She is mentioned in The Siege and Capture of Havana, ed. David Syrett (Navy Records Society 1970], pages 299 and 303 as being sent back to England.
    The National Archives has a log for the Assumption Prize which runs from October 1762 to April 1763 (ref: TNA ADM.51/681], presumably for her passage back to England; she evidently arrived at Spithead in February 1763 (TNA ADM.106/1129/51).