Originally designed as 64 gun by Ignacio Mullan, she left Havana for Cadiz on 1785. Here she was rebuilt and completed as a 74 gun, following the project of Francisco Gautier, the designer of Nepomuceno class. They were armed with 28 32 Pounder guns in the lower deck, 30 18 Pounder guns in the upperdeck, 8 32 Pounder guns and 6 12 Pounder guns in the quarterdeck, and 2 12 Pounder guns in the forecastle. Her commander, Commodore Galiano, died after being struck by a cannonball. After capture by the British fleet, Bahama became HMS Bahama, following repairs in Gibraltar.