Falmouth

4210
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.11.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1813BWAS-1793
Launched8.1.1814BWAS-1793
First Commissioned5.1815BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBideford - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCyrus ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Richard ChapmanBWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Sold27.1.1825BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck115' 6"Imperial Feet35.0622 
Length of Gundeck115' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet35.0711 
Length of Keel97' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet29.572 
Length of Keel97' 2"Imperial Feet29.5729 
Breadth29' 8"Imperial Feet8.8618 
Breadth29' 10"Imperial Feet8.8392 
Depth in Hold8' 6"Imperial Feet2.5908 
Burthen454 9294Tons BM 
Burthen454 8094Tons BM 

Armament


8.1.1814Broadside Weight = 326 Imperial Pound ( 147.841 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
27.11.1812135Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1815 - 9.1815Captain George William Henry KnightBWAS-17939.1815 - 1.1817Captain Robert Worgan George FestingBWAS-17931.1817 - 3.1819Commander George Frederick Rich (d.1863)BWAS-17933.1819 - 9.1820Commander Henry Theodosius Collier (1780-1872)BWAS-17939.1820 - 1823Commander Edward PurcellBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.5.1815 - 26.3.1819Lieutenant Charles CaldecotNBD184921.7.1819 - 13.2.1822Lieutenant Edwin Ludlow RichNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1815 - 1822Master's Mate Warre Squire Bradley (1797-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
23.3.1814Began fitting for ordinary at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
30.3.1814Completed fitting for ordinary at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
12.1814Began fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
7.1815Completed fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1815Commissioned for St HelenaBWAS-1793
11.1815Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1.1816Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Unknown
3.1819Commissioned for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
7.1823Paid offBWAS-1793
1824At PortsmouthBWAS-1793
27.1.1825Sold for mercantile use to Timothy Hutchinson for £2,260. Renamed ProtectorBWAS-1793

 

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