Ferrol - Urban History
Navy officer Jorge Juan Santacilía, by L.G. Candoy

Jorge Juan (1713-73) represented the finest of the new officers emerging from the Royal Naval Academy to participate in the Bourbon naval policy. The right-hand man of the Marquis of Ensenada, he organized a spying mission in Britain (1750), with the aim of obtaining technical information about British dockyards and secretly contracting experts to modernize Spanish naval construction. He was then a delegate at the headquarters of the three naval departments, personally contributing to the design of the dockyards and new towns.

Museo Naval de Madrid