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Falkland Prize

Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
French flûte 'La Seine' (1699) (54) 1699-1704
French 54 Gun
Unrated Flûte
First Commissioned1705B028
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis
Designed by
Pierre MassonFrench
Ship Builder
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
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 Ship Commanders

1.9.1704 - 19.9.1704Captain
The Hon. Algernon GrevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1713
ADM 6/8/91
ADM 6/8
19.9.1704 - 19.12.1705Captain
William FairborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1701
ADM 6/8/93

3 Commissioned Officers

6.9.1704 - 16.12.1704Second Lieutenant
James CollierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1706
Transfered ADM 6/8/91
ADM 6/8
6.9.1704 - 19.12.1705First Lieutenant
John James GachesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
ADM 6/8/91
ADM 6/8
25.1.1705 - 19.12.1705Second Lieutenant
John DobneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1708
ADM 6/8/142
ADM 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

Wreck sold to John Bushell for £240



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