HMS Pendennis (1695)
Victory and death of Marc-Antoine de Saint-Pol Hécourt, 31 October 1704, by Gudin (1839)
|Ordered:||18 November 1694|
|Builder:||Robert & John Castle, Deptford|
|Launched:||15 October 1695|
|Captured:||20 October 1705|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||50-gun fourth rate ship of the line|
|Beam:||34 ft 3.5 in (10.5 m)|
|Depth of hold:||13 ft 6.5 in (4.1 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||50 guns of various weights of shot|
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.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p164.
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