Falcon

4202
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.10.1768BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1769BWAS-1714
Launched15.6.1771BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.1.1771
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwallow Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas BucknallBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered20.9.1779BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck95' 0"Imperial Feet28.956 
Length of Keel78' 0"Imperial Feet23.7744 
Breadth27' 1 ½"Imperial Feet8.2423 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen308 5894Tons BM 

Armament


15.6.1771Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1768125Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.1.1771 - 29.7.1774CommanderCuthbert Baines (1743-1810) ADM 6/20/341BWAS-171413.10.1774 - 16.2.1777CommanderJohn Linzee (d.1799) ADM 6/21/53BWAS-171414.2.1777 - 16.2.1777CommanderThe Hon. Thomas Windsor (1752-1832) ADM 6/21/324
Issued by James Young (1717-1789), Barbados
Commission confirmed 14.10.1777
BWAS-1714
16.2.1777 - 17.10.1778CommanderHarry Harmood (1739-1809) ADM 6/21/383
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 30.3.1778
BWAS-1714
24.11.1778 - 20.9.1779CommanderRichard Lock (d.1779)† ADM 6/21/569
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 12.6.1779
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1773 - 29.7.1774Acting LieutenantJames Bartholomew (1752-1828)B110

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1771 - 1773MidshipmanJames Bartholomew (1752-1828)B11018.11.1774 - 14.2.1777MidshipmanWilliam Robert Broughton (1762-1821)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1769Began building at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
15.6.1771Completed building at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £7209.8.6dBWAS-1714
1.8.1771Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1774Ordered home and paid off?BWAS-1714
29.7.1774Paid offADM 51
10.1774RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1774Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1774Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2031.14.3dBWAS-1714
26.2.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
10.12.1777Took the Unrated Sloop Schuyler
24.6.1778Took the Privateer Mehitabel by boat attack at sandford, CT
24.6.1778Took the Privateer Brig General Arnold (20) by boat attack at sandford, CT
5.8.1778Sunk to avoid capture at Rhode IslandBWAS-1714
11.1778Raised and recommissionedBWAS-1714
20.9.1779Lost with all handsBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B110NRS Vol 006 - The Journal of Bartholemew JamesJohn Knox Laughton Ed.Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 31st of July 2012 22:42

1775 Aug 8 or 9 Falcon 14 sloop Commander John Linzee attacks two American merchant schooners off the coast of New England taking one and pursuing the other into Gloucester Harbour where they were attacked by local militia loosing the captured schooner before retiring

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