Falmouth

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Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.1.1691/92BWAS-1603
Launched25.6.1693BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1603
ConstructorEdward SnelgroveBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured4.8.1704B028
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Falmouth' (1704) (50)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel101' 6 ½"Imperial Feet30.7975 
Breadth33' 7 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Burthen610 6394Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside 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

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1693 - 1694CaptainJohn Beverley (d.1698/99)BWAS-16031.1695 - 6.6.1695CaptainCaleb Grantham (d.1698)TRN27.6.1695 - 8.4.1697CaptainJohn Baker (1660-1716) ADM 6/4/90
Commission confirmed 19.4.1697
BWAS-1603
9.4.1697 - 28.2.1698/99CaptainDavid Lloyd (d.1699) ADM 6/4/93BWAS-160329.2.1698/99 - 1699CaptainThomas Mitchell ADM 6/6/41
Commission confirmed 29.5.1700
ADM 6/6
14.2.1700/1 - 18.4.1701CaptainRobert Kirktown (d.1718) ADM 6/6/55ADM 6/619.4.1701 - 9.1702CaptainSamuel Vincent (d.1719) ADM 6/6/89BWAS-16039.1702 - 1702CaptainCooper Wade (d.1702/3)TRN210.1703 - 19.11.1703CaptainChristopher Fogg (d.1708)BWAS-16036.4.1704 - 4.8.1704CaptainThomas Kenney (d.1704)† ADM 6/8/79ADM 6/8

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.6.1695 - 10.8.1699Second LieutenantHenry Blairston ADM 6/4/88
Commission confirmed 7.4.1697
ADM 6/4
19.12.1695 - 16.1.1700/1First LieutenantWilliam Peally ADM 6/4/88
Commission confirmed 12.4.1697
ADM 6/4
11.8.1699 - 15.11.1700Second LieutenantRobert Brown ADM 6/6/43
Commission confirmed 9.7.1700
ADM 6/6
17.2.1700/1 - 17.1.1701/2First LieutenantCharles Laton (d.1704) ADM 6/6/56ADM 6/619.1.1701/2 - 11.12.1702Second LieutenantJohn Shorter (d.1723) ADM 6/8/19
Commission confirmed 22.10.1703
ADM 6/8
12.12.1702 - 16.4.1703Second LieutenantWilliam Herriott (d.1735) ADM 6/6/59ADM 6/66.4.1704 - 4.8.1704First LieutenantSir Robert Johnson (d.1723) ADM 6/8/70ADM 6/810.4.1704 - 4.8.1704Second LieutenantArthur Jones (d.1731) ADM 6/8/71ADM 6/8

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.2.1698/99 - 1699GunnerCharles Smith (d.1749) ADM 6/6/42
Commission confirmed 5.6.1700
ADM 6/6

Service History


DateEventSource
1694In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
8.1.1694/95Action of 1695-01-18
1696In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1697With the Dunkirk squadronBWAS-1603
11.1698Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
20.8.1702Benbow vs DuCasse


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1701-1702British Fleet for the West indiesJohn Benbow (1652/53-1702) 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
 

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