Blade of Wheat
The 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 puchased for service on the 29th November 1689, yet no record of her commissioning exists.
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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