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 Pett (1620-1667/68)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured10.6.1694B028
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate frégate-vaisseau de 1er ordre 'Le Faucon Anglais' (1694) (48)

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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.8.1666 - 23.12.1667Captain Robert Sheppard (d.1669/70)BWAS-160318.3.1667/68 - 8.5.1668Captain John Holmes (d.1679)B0519.5.1668 - 10.8.1668Captain Thomas Page (d.1674)B0511.3.1668/69 - 3.11.1669Captain John Hubbard (d.1671)BWAS-16035.11.1669 - 24.6.1670Captain John TyrwhittB05124.9.1670 - 3.2.1671/72Captain Robert Werden (d.1673)B05130.3.1672 - 18.1.1672/73Captain Charles MontaguBWAS-16031673Captain Thomas Andrews (d.bef.1677)B05121.1.1673/74 - 24.7.1674CaptainSir Thomas Gardiner (d.1679)BWAS-160318.9.1678 - 31.8.1679Captain William Flawes (d.1679)BWAS-160331.8.1679 - aft.6.9.1680Acting Captain John BountyBWAS-160311.9.1680 - 18.3.1681/82Captain George Churchill (1654-1710)BWAS-160328.3.1685 - 1687Captain Charles TalbotBWAS-160311.7.1688 - 8.11.1688Captain Thomas SmithBWAS-160317.12.1689 - 1691Captain James WardBWAS-160317.3.1691/92 - 28.6.1693Captain Nathaniel Brown (d.1693)BWAS-16031.7.1693 - 11.2.1693/94Captain Philip DawesBWAS-160312.2.1693/94 - 1.5.1694Captain Thomas Bryant (d.1694)BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1668 - 1669Lieutenant Richard White (d.1673)B0519.4.1677 - 17.9.1677Captain Thomas BoothBWAS-1603bef.1.5.1677 - aft.1.5.1677Lieutenant John Haughton ADM 8/1/83ADM81691 - 12.5.1691Lieutenant Richard BrowneADM 1/5253

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1692 - 9.10.1692Cook Richard Ballref:943

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.10.1686 - 10.7.1689Midshipman William Martin (c.1665-?) ADM 107/1/50ADM 107/12.6.1690 - 25.9.1692Volunteer-per-order Henry Ward (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/72ADM 107/1

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
5.8.1683 - 20.3.1684/85Able Seaman John Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 107/1/86ADM 107/17.4.1686 - 16.11.1688Captain's Servant William Ockman (c.1670-1740) ADM 107/1/71ADM 107/126.1.1688/89 - 9.6.1689Ordinary Seaman Nicholas Gibbon (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/78ADM 107/11.4.1690 - 7.5.1692Able Seaman Richard Falle (1664-1703) ADM 107/1/63ADM 107/111.4.1692 - 11.5.1693Able Seaman Benjamin Devonshire (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/81ADM 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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