Firedrake

4260
Nominal Guns12B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.12.1687BWAS-1603
Acquired23.6.1688BWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
ConstructorFisher Harding (d.1705)BWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeBomb Vessel B028
Captured12.11.1689B028
BecomesFrench frégate légère 'Le Canard' (1689) (22)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck85' 2 ½"Imperial Feet25.9207 
Length of Keel66' 0"Imperial Feet20.1168 
Breadth24' 1"Imperial Feet7.3216 
Depth in Hold9' 10"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen203 5894Tons BM 

Armament


1688Broadside Weight = 17.5 Imperial Pound ( 7.9364 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck8 British Minions
Gun Deck4 British Falcon
Gun Deck6 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck2 British 12 1/4" Mortar

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
168850 BWAS-1603

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.9.1688 - 2.5.1689CommanderJohn Leake (1656-1720)BWAS-16033.5.1689 - 12.11.1689CommanderJohn VotierBWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
12.11.1689Taken by a French squadron in the ChannelBWAS-1603

 

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