Blaze

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Nominal Guns28BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.9.1690BWAS-1603
Acquired5.3.1690/91B028
First Commissioned4.3.1690/91B028
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey B028
Ship Class1690 Program FireshipsB028
ConstructorEdward SnelgroveB028
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFireship B028
Expended as Fireship2.6.1692B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel76' 1"Imperial Feet23.169 
Breadth25' 4"Imperial Feet7.6403 
Burthen259 6894Tons BM 

Armament


5.3.1690/91Broadside Weight = 86 Imperial Pound ( 39.001 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

1692Broadside Weight = 24 Imperial Pound ( 10.884 kg)BWAS-1603
Upper Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.12.1690115Design Complement
169245as a fireshipBWAS-1603

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.3.1690/91 - 16.4.1691CaptainThomas Rooke (d.1701)BWAS-160316.4.1691 - 30.9.1691CaptainRichard ShortBWAS-160330.9.1691 - 2.6.1692CaptainThomas Heath (d.1693)BWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
22.5.1692Expended in the attack on Cherbourg, destroying the Le Soleil Royal (110)
1.6.1692Action at Cherbourg

 

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