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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
Constructor
Edward SnelgroveBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured4.8.1704B028
Becomes
French Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Le Falmouth' (1704) (50) 1704-1706
French 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line

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

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1693 - 1694Captain
John BeverleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1696
BWAS-1603
aft.8.12.1694 - 6.6.1695Captain
Caleb GranthamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1696
Transfered
TRN2
7.6.1695 - 27.4.1697Captain
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1716
Transfered ADM 6/4/90
Confirmed 19.4.1697
BWAS-1603
9.4.1697 - 28.2.1698/99Captain
David LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1699
ADM 6/4/93
BWAS-1603
29.2.1698/99 - 1699Captain
Thomas MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1707
ADM 6/6/41
Confirmed 29.5.1700
ADM 6/6
14.2.1700/1 - 18.4.1701Captain
Robert KirktownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1711
Transfered ADM 6/6/55
ADM 6/6
19.4.1701 - 9.1702Captain
Samuel VincentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1716
ADM 6/6/89
BWAS-1603
10.1703 - 19.11.1703Captain
Christopher FoggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1708
Transfered ADM 6/3/49
BWAS-1603
6.4.1704 - 4.8.1704Captain
Thomas KenneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1704
† ADM 6/8/79
ADM 6/8

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.6.1695 - 10.8.1699Second Lieutenant
Henry BlairstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1699
ADM 6/4/88
Confirmed 7.4.1697
ADM 6/4
19.12.1695 - 16.1.1700/1First Lieutenant
William PeallyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1704
ADM 6/4/88
Confirmed 12.4.1697
ADM 6/4
11.8.1699 - 15.11.1700Second Lieutenant
Robert BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1705
ADM 6/6/43
Confirmed 9.7.1700
ADM 6/6
17.2.1700/1 - 17.1.1701/2First Lieutenant
Charles LatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1704
ADM 6/6/56
ADM 6/6
19.1.1701/2 - 11.12.1702Second Lieutenant
John ShorterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1715
ADM 6/8/19
Confirmed 22.10.1703
ADM 6/8
12.12.1702 - 16.4.1703Second Lieutenant
William HerriottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1795
ADM 6/6/59
ADM 6/6
6.4.1704 - 4.8.1704First Lieutenant
Sir Robert JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1722
ADM 6/8/70
ADM 6/8
10.4.1704 - 4.8.1704Second Lieutenant
Arthur JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1731
ADM 6/8/71
ADM 6/8

Service History


DateEventSource
1694In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
8.1.1695Action 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 indies
John BenbowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1702
 
 

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