Falcon

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Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.3.1702/3BWAS-1603
Named18.11.1704BWAS-1603
Acquired2.12.1704BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1.12.1704B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
ConstructorFisher Harding (d.1705)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured9.11.1710B028
BecomesFrench Fifth Rate frégate-vaisseau de 2ème ordre (demi-batterie) 'Le Falcon' (1709) (32)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck106' 5"Imperial Feet32.33 
Length of Keel88' 5"Imperial Feet26.8383 
Breadth29' 7"Imperial Feet8.859 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen411 5394Tons BM 

Armament


12.1704Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1704145 BWAS-1603

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.12.1704 - 27.4.1705CaptainThe Hon. Charles Stewart (1681-1740/41)BWAS-160327.1.1705/6 - 26.4.1706CaptainBartholomew Candler (d.1722) ADM 6/9/65
Commission confirmed 29.4.1707
BWAS-1603
27.4.1706 - 29.1.1707/8CaptainRobert Delavall (d.1707/8)† ADM 6/8/255
Commission confirmed 4.6.1706
BWAS-1603
17.5.1708 - 1.10.1708CaptainWilliam Massam (d.1708)BWAS-16032.10.1708 - 18.1.1708/9CaptainRichard Rowzier (d.1745) ADM 6/11/54
Commission confirmed 22.6.1710
ADM 6/11
19.1.1708/9 - 9.11.1710CaptainCharles Constable (d.bef.1716) ADM 6/11/50
Commission confirmed 8.5.1710
BWAS-1603

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.12.1704 - 6.12.1704LieutenantTobias Lisle (d.1719) ADM 6/8/115ADM 6/87.12.1704 - 25.12.1704LieutenantWilliam Mason (c.1665-1742) ADM 6/8/116ADM 6/825.9.1706 - 8.3.1706/7LieutenantRichard Ward ADM 6/11/35
Commission confirmed 22.3.1709/10
ADM 6/11
9.3.1706/7 - 16.5.1707LieutenantJohn Curtis ADM 6/9/63
Commission confirmed 25.4.1707
ADM 6/9
17.5.1707 - 23.12.1708LieutenantRobert Jennings (d.1742) ADM 6/9/69ADM 6/9

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.12.1704 - 1704Volunteer-per-orderRobert Nangle ADM 6/8/115ADM 6/8

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1706Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
29.12.1709Taken by a French squadron off Toulon, only 16 men left unwoundedBWAS-1603
9.11.1710Battle of Syracuse

 

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