Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, aka the frigate Juno was built in Ferrol in 1789 and armed with 34 guns. On October 27, while sailing from Havana to Spain, the frigate was hit by a storm. The Juno lost her rudder, which was replaced by a makeshift steering oar and the mainmast snapped.
Without two masts, without some sails, without two anchors, without a rudder and without part of the artillery, the frigate continued to fight against the pounding waves and winds. The next day, she had sunk with all the crew, passengers and a significant cargo of silver.
The schooner Favorita searched for the Juno without success until it was decided to abandon the search and sail for the city of Boston, whose port she reached on November 1. A total of 425 people perished. On board the ship, there were soldiers of the second African battalion who were returning to Spain with their families.