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Falcon

4201
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.4.1745BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1745BWAS-1714
Named22.11.1745BWAS-1714
Launched30.11.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.12.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMerlin Class (1743)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Jacob AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1690-1696
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb VesselBWAS-1714
Sailing RigKetchBWAS-1714
Wrecked19.4.1759BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 7"Imperial Feet27.9146 
Length of Keel74' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet22.5743 
Breadth26' 1"Imperial Feet7.929 
Depth in Hold11' 11 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen270 4094Tons BM 

Armament


30.11.1745Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.1926 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1748Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

9.1758Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Upper Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Upper Gun Deck1 British 12 1/2" Mortar

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1743110Design Complement
1748125 BWAS-1714

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
27.12.1745 - 27.5.1747Commander
Richard GwynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1760
ADM 6/17/35
ADM 6/17
27.5.1747 - 23.11.1747Commander
John CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1790
ADM 6/17/229
BWAS-1714
23.11.1747 - 27.11.1748Commander
Thomas SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1760
ADM 6/17/286
BWAS-1714
27.11.1748 - 17.2.1749/50Commander
John RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1753
ADM 6/17/507
BWAS-1714
10.6.1752 - 27.12.1753Commander
Richard EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
ADM 6/18/37
BWAS-1714
27.12.1753 - 19.1.1755Commander
Robert RouthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1760

Issued by
Thomas CoatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 1.5.1755
BWAS-1714
19.1.1755 - 5.4.1756Commander
Charles WebberBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1780
ADM 6/18/314
Issued by
Thomas CoatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 6.10.1759
BWAS-1714
5.4.1756 - 13.7.1756Commander
Walker FarrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1755
Transfered ADM 6/18/293
BWAS-1714
27.9.1758 - 19.4.1759Commander
Mark RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1787
ADM 6/18/540
ADM 6/18

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.11.1748 - 19.8.1749Lieutenant
William ManleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1749
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18.8.1749 - 17.2.1749/50Lieutenant
Robert SuttieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1755
ADM 6/17/514
Issued by
Isaac TownsendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1746
, North America
Confirmed 13.3.1749/50
ADM 6/17
17.4.1754 - 19.1.1755Lieutenant
Gamaliel NightingaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1763
Transfered ADM 6/18/173
Issued by
Thomas CoatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 10.6.1755
ADM 6/18
5.4.1756 - 23.4.1756Lieutenant
William MainwaringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1758
Transfered ADM 6/18/298
Issued by
Thomas CoatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 4.8.1756
ADM 6/18

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1745Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
30.11.1745Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £2144.0.0dBWAS-1714
30.11.1745Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.2.1745/46Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2050.9.5dBWAS-1714
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
16.6.1747Took the Privateer
Le Foudre (24) 1747-1747
French 24 Gun
Privateer
and carried in Plymouth
BG
5.7.1747Took the Privateer
La Parfaite 1747-1747
French Privateer

7.1748Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
16.3.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
17.2.1749/50

Paid off

ADM 51
2.1751Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1752RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1752Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3291.13.11dBWAS-1714
12.1752Sailed for Anamboc, Africa and then to JamaicaBWAS-1714
1756Returned home to pay offBWAS-1714
25.6.1756Took the Privateer
Le Pont Carré 1756-1756
French Privateer

5.8.1756SurveyedBWAS-1714
18.8.1757SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1758Recommissioned and sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
9.1758Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel
9.1758Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
10.1758Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5511.16.0dBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
19.4.1759Bilged on the Saintes, near Guadaloupe and sankBWAS-1714

 

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