Firedrake

4261
Nominal Guns12B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.1.1692/93BWAS-1603
Acquired6.1693B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
ConstructorFisher Harding (d.1705)BWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeBomb Vessel B028
Foundered12.10.1703B028

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 
Burthen279 794Tons BM 

Armament


1694Broadside Weight = 34.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.6462 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck12 British Saker
Gun Deck6 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck2 British 12 1/4" Mortar

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.12.1694 - 1694CaptainCharles Richards (d.1702/3)BWAS-160320.12.1694 - 7.5.1695CaptainJames Studley (d.1697)BWAS-16031695 - 21.9.1696CaptainRobert Holliman (d.1702)BWAS-160320.2.1701/2 - 11.9.1702CaptainSamuel Martin (d.1705) ADM 6/7/12BWAS-160314.9.1702 - 10.1.1702/3Captain and MasterEdward Rainey (1670-1703) ADM 6/7/62
Commission confirmed 11.11.1702
BWAS-1603
11.1.1702/3 - 12.10.1703CaptainEdward Rainey (1670-1703)† ADM 6/7/75ADM 6/7

Service History


DateEventSource
21.9.1696Paid offADM 51
12.10.1703Foundered in a storm off Minorca, all hands were lostBWAS-1603

 

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