HMS Pendennis (1695)

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Victoire et mort du chevalier de Saint Pol-Théodore Gudin-IMG 8635-detail.JPG
Victory and death of Marc-Antoine de Saint-Pol Hécourt, 31 October 1704, by Gudin (1839)
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Name: HMS Pendennis
Ordered: 18 November 1694
Builder: Robert & John Castle, Deptford
Launched: 15 October 1695
Commissioned: 1695
Captured: 20 October 1705
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 681
  • 130 ft 2.5 in (39.7 m) (gundeck)
  • 109 ft 2.5 in (33.3 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 34 ft 3.5 in (10.5 m)
Depth of hold: 13 ft 6.5 in (4.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 50 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Pendennis was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, built by Robert and John Castle at Deptford, and launched in 1695.[1]

The Pendennis was captured by the French 50-gun ship Protée, supported by Triton and Salisbury, off the Dogger Bank on 20 October 1705.[1]

This battle was a victory for, and death of the Salisburys captain, the senior French officer on the day, the Chevalier de Saint-Pol (Marc-Antoine de Saint-Pol Hécourt). The picture, right, shows the French ship Protée (1701), (the Proteus) capturing the English ship HMS Pendennis, supported by the French Triton and Salisbury. In the background, the battle between six other French warships, French privateers, and the English ships Blackwall and HMS Sorlings.

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  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p164.


  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
  • Winfield, Rif (2009) British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603-1714: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781848320406.