Flying Fish

4303
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer schooner 'L'Esperanza' (1793) (4)
Captured1793BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownNNF-1792
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSchooner
Captured16.6.1795BWAS-1793
BecomesFrench Privateer schooner 'Le Poisson Volant' (1795) (4)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck62' 7"Imperial Feet18.9865 
Length of Keel52' 0"Imperial Feet15.8496 
Breadth17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Depth in Hold6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen80Tons BM 

Armament


6.1793Broadside Weight = 6 Imperial Pound ( 2.721 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.179330 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.6.1793 - 1795LieutenantJames PrevostBWAS-17931795 - 16.6.1795LieutenantGeorge Seaton (d.1800)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1793Purchased at Jamaica BWAS-1793
19.9.1793Capture of Jeremie
16.6.1795Taken by the French in the Windward Passage


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1792Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1792 à 1799Alain DemerliacBook
 

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