Falkland Prize

Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench flûte 'La Seine' (1699) (54)
First Commissioned1705B028
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis
Designed byPierre Masson (d.1720)
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck132' 6"Imperial Feet40.2384 
Length of Keel112' 4"Imperial Feet34.1461 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold15' 1"Imperial Feet4.5771 
Burthen731 9094Tons BM 


15.7.1704Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

1.9.1704 - 19.9.1704CaptainThe Hon. Algernon Greville (c.1677-1720) ADM 6/8/91ADM 6/819.9.1704 - 19.12.1705CaptainWilliam Fairborne (d.1708) ADM 6/8/93BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers

6.9.1704 - 19.12.1705First LieutenantJohn James Gaches (d.1748) ADM 6/8/91ADM 6/86.9.1704 - 16.12.1704Second LieutenantJames Collier (d.1707) ADM 6/8/91ADM 6/825.1.1704/5 - 19.12.1705Second LieutenantJohn Dobney (d.1741) ADM 6/8/142ADM 6/8

Service History

1705Commissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
19.12.1705Driven from her anchorage in the Downs by a storm and wrecked in Sandwich BayBWAS-1603
11.3.1705/6Wreck sold to John Bushell for £240BWAS-1603


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