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Falcon

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Nominal Guns24B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.3.1694B028
Acquired28.9.1694B028
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex B028
Ship ClassMaidstone Group (1693)B028
Designed by
The Navy BoardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1694-1695
B028
Constructor
Nicholas BarrettBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1690-1695
B028
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShipB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured22.6.1695ref:1585
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 6"Imperial Feet27.8892 
Length of Keel77' 6"Imperial Feet23.4914 
Breadth24' 6 ½"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Burthen248 2794Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck93' 0"Imperial Feet28.3464 
Length of Keel77' 8"Imperial Feet23.4986 
Breadth24' 4"Imperial Feet7.3406 
Depth in Hold10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Burthen244 5794Tons BM 

Armament


1694Broadside Weight = 61 Imperial Pound ( 27.664 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Saker
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

28.9.1694Broadside Weight = 55 Imperial Pound ( 24.943 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.7.1693110Design Complement

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
13.10.1694 - 10.6.1695Captain
Henry MiddletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1703
BWAS-1603

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1695 - 10.6.1695Cook
Stephen GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1698
ADM 6/3/143
ADM 6/3
1695 - 10.6.1695Boatswain
Philip DavisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/141
ADM 6/3

Service History


DateEventSource
22.6.1695

Taken off Dodman Point .

BWAS-1603
22.6.1695Taken by
Le Tigre (24) 1694-1695
French 24 Gun
Privateer Frigate (Frégate Légère)
off Dodman Point
ref:1585
22.6.1695Taken by
L'Espion 1693-1695
French Privateer Unknown
off Dodman Point
ref:1585
22.6.1695Taken by
Le Saint Antoine (52) 1694-1697
French 52 Gun
Privateer Unknown
off Dodman Point
ref:1585


Notes on Ship


Jugementref:1585

Jugement declarant de bonne prise le batiment anglais le Faucon , de Plymouth , armé en course et appartenant au Prince d'Orange , pris le 22 juin 1695 , après combat , par les sieurs Jolif , de Pontheyon , et Woulche ( aka Walsh ??) , commandant les frégates le Saint-Antoine , le Tigre et l'Espion , 25 aout 1695 (19 septembre 1695) .



 

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