Flying Greyhound

Nominal Guns24B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Fifth Rate yacht 'Windhond' (1649) (18)
ShipyardAmsterdam - Holland W006
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Given Away1667B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel78' 0"Imperial Feet23.7744 
Breadth23' 6"Imperial Feet7.0612 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen229Tons BM 

Service History

13.4.1665Taken by the Yarmouth and Diamond in the North SeaBWAS-1603
14.10.1667Given to William Penn having never been commissionedBWAS-1603


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Posted by Brian on Wednesday 11th of June 2014 04:58

The London Gazette
Publication date:12 February 1671
We have advice that on the 28th of October last, the Flying Greyhound, an English merchantman, John Silver Commander of 200 tons and 18 guns, was in her voyage homeward attacked, about twenty leagues from the Southward Cape by two Algerines, one of them mounted with 36 guns, the other with 28 with whom the said Captain maintained a long and brave fight until having by an unfortunate shot, lost one of his arms, and afterwards received many mortal wounds, three of his men killed, and nine wounded. His ship was at length taken by the Turks. after it seemed almost impossible to defend her, she being so disabled and torn, that she had already six feet of water in her hold, and was no sooner in possession of the Turks, but immediately sunk before the Turks had taken anything out of her, the English seamen happily saved themselves and were carried to Argiers, where they now remain. The Captain dying four days after his wounds, notwithstanding all the care of the Algier Captain to preserve his life.

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