Latitude 50°21.899 N
Longitude 004°09.258 W
Depth 0m
Accuracy Unknown, not found
Location Description Millbay
Craft type Sixth Rate
Date built 1689
Date of loss 25 Dec 1689
Manner of loss Wrecked
Outcome Abandoned
Construction Wood
Propulsion Sail
Nationality United Kingdom
Departure port Plymouth
Hull displacement 150
Armament 10 guns
Built Rochefort or Netherlands
Owners Royal Navy

(HMS) Blade of Wheat

The 10 gun Blade of Wheat was a french prize taken by the Dover on the 1st November 1689. She is listed as being a brûlot or fireship according to Winfield (2) her original name was La Fleur de Blé (The Flower of Wheat). She was purchased for service on the 29th November 1689, yet no record of her commissioning exists.

The vessel was lost in the same storm as the Henrietta, Centurion,and Dover Prize(1).








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(1) Hepper, David, 1994, British Warship Losses in the Age of Sail, Jean Boudriot Publications, ISBN 0948864303, p13
(2) Winfield, R British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603-1714: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing, 2009
, pg 207