Rainbow Prize

Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer ship 'L'Arc en Ciel' (1695) (32)
First Commissioned1697B028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck103' 7"Imperial Feet31.4537 
Length of Keel83' 4"Imperial Feet25.3323 
Breadth27' 7"Imperial Feet8.255 
Depth in Hold10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen345' 9194"Tons BM 


1696Broadside Weight = 93.5 Imperial Pound ( 42.4028 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck6 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British Saker
Quarterdeck4 British Minions

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1697138 BWAS-1603

1 Commanding Officer

27.1.1696/97 - 1697CaptainHenry Middleton (d.1703) ADM 6/4/66BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer

3.2.1696/97 - 27.2.1700/1LieutenantJohn Crouch (c.1668-?) ADM 6/4/70ADM 6/4

Service History

4.11.1696Taken by MedwayBWAS-1603
22.1.1696/97Purchased and commissioned for "convoying to and from Ireland the small coasting vessels"BWAS-1603
20.9.1698Sold for £451BWAS-1603


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