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Falcon

4196
Nominal Guns42/36B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.1665BWAS-1603
Acquired1666BWAS-1603
First Commissioned9.8.1666B028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Constructor
Christopher PettBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1620-1668
BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShipB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured10.6.1694B028
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel88' 0"Imperial Feet26.8224 
Breadth27' 4"Imperial Feet8.2441 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Aft13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen249 6794Tons BM 

Armament


1685Broadside Weight = 179 Imperial Pound ( 81.1766 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1666Home: 140 Abroad: 120 Peacetime: 95 BWAS-1603
1668Home: 180 Abroad: 150 Peacetime: 115 BWAS-1603
1.1.1678/79Home: 150 Abroad: 180 Peacetime: 115adm 8/1/90ADM8-DB

18 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.8.1666 - 23.12.1667Captain
Robert SheppardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1670
BWAS-1603
18.3.1667/68 - 8.5.1668Captain
John HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1679
B051
9.5.1668 - 10.8.1668Captain
Thomas PageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1670
B051
1.3.1668/69 - 3.11.1669Captain
John HubbardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1654-1671
BWAS-1603
5.11.1669 - 24.6.1670Captain
John TyrwhittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1688
B051
24.9.1670 - 3.2.1671/72Captain
Robert WerdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1663-1673
B051
30.3.1672 - 18.1.1672/73Captain
Charles MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1673
BWAS-1603
1673Captain
Thomas AndrewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1670-1673
B051
21.1.1673/74 - 24.7.1674Captain
Sir Thomas GardinerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1679
BWAS-1603
18.9.1678 - 31.8.1679Captain
William FlawesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1679
BWAS-1603
31.8.1679 - aft.6.9.1680Acting Captain
John BountyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1692
BWAS-1603
11.9.1680 - 18.3.1681/82Captain
George ChurchillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1702
BWAS-1603
28.3.1685 - 1687Captain
Charles TalbotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1687
BWAS-1603
11.7.1688 - 8.11.1688Captain
Thomas SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1688
BWAS-1603
17.12.1689 - 1691Captain
James WardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1691
BWAS-1603
17.3.1691/92 - 28.6.1693Captain
Nathaniel BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1693
BWAS-1603
1.7.1693 - 11.2.1693/94Captain
Philip DawesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1710
BWAS-1603
12.2.1693/94 - 1.5.1694Captain
Thomas BryantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694
BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1668 - 1669Lieutenant
Richard WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1672
B051
9.4.1677 - 17.9.1677Captain
Thomas BoothBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1677
BWAS-1603
bef.1.5.1677 - aft.1.5.1677Lieutenant
John HaughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1670-1677
ADM 8/1/83
ADM8
1691 - 12.5.1691Lieutenant
Richard BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691
Dismissed
ADM 1/5253

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1692 - 9.10.1692Cook
Richard BallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692
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2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.10.1686 - 10.7.1689Midshipman
William MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1693
ADM 107/1/50
ADM 107/1
2.6.1690 - 25.9.1692Volunteer-per-order
Henry WardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1702
ADM 107/1/72
ADM 107/1

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
5.8.1683 - 20.3.1684/85Able Seaman
John StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1718
Transfered ADM 107/1/86
ADM 107/1
7.4.1686 - 16.11.1688Captain's Servant
William OckmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1715
Transfered ADM 107/1/71
ADM 107/1
26.1.1688/89 - 9.6.1689Ordinary Seaman
Nicholas GibbonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1705
ADM 107/1/78
ADM 107/1
1.4.1690 - 7.5.1692Able Seaman
Richard FalleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1679-1703
ADM 107/1/63
ADM 107/1
11.4.1692 - 11.5.1693Able Seaman
Benjamin DevonshireBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1671-1697
ADM 107/1/81
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1666Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2257.10.0dBWAS-1603
1668Reclassed as a Fourth RateBWAS-1603
1673Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
31.8.1673

At the Buoy of The Nore victualled for about seaven weekes but all fowle (cleane)

ADM8-DB
31.8.1673

Pay record starting 1.1.1671/72 for a period of 21 months, 3 weeks & 0 days for a value of £5,176.10.0d.

ADM8-DB
1677Commissioned for the Irish stationBWAS-1603
1681Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1682Stationed off IrelandBWAS-1603
1683Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1685Commissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1603
1.11.1688Paid offADM 51
1689Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1691Refitted as a Fifth RateBWAS-1603
1.5.1694Taken by four French warships off JamaicaBWAS-1603

 

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