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Falmouth

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Nominal Guns54B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.1.1691/92B028
Launched25.6.1693B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardLimehouse - London B028
Constructor
Edward SnelgroveBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1690-1700
B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured15.8.1704ref:1585
Becomes

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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
15.8.1704260 ref:1585

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
bef.12.6.1693 - 7.12.1694Captain
John BeverleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1696
BWAS-1603
aft.8.12.1694 - 3.6.1695Captain
Caleb GranthamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1696
Transfered
TRN2
7.6.1695 - 27.4.1697Captain
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1709
Transfered ADM 6/4/90
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

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 - 22.5.1700Captain
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 - 21.9.1702Captain
Samuel VincentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1716
Dismissed ADM 6/6/89
BWAS-1603
bef.2.2.1702/3 - 12.11.1703Captain
Christopher FoggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1708
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 BlinstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1712
ADM 6/4/88
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 7.4.1697
ADM 6/4
19.12.1695 - 22.5.1700First Lieutenant
William PeallyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1704
ADM 6/4/88
Issued by
Sir George RookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1705

Confirmed 12.4.1697
ADM 6/4
11.8.1699 - 22.5.1700Second 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
Transfered 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 1695
ADM 6/8/71
ADM 6/8

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1695Volunteer
George VillersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/89
ADM 6/3
23.7.1695 - 1697Cook
William ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/4/87
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 6.4.1697
ADM 6/4
13.12.1695 - 1697Carpenter
Robert BattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/4/88
Issued by
Sir George RookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1705

Confirmed 9.4.1697
ADM 6/4
7.12.1697 - 3.7.1698Chaplain
Silas AilesBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1697-1698
Transfered ADM 6/4/130
ADM 6/4
29.9.1698 - 1698Chaplain
John HallBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1698
ADM 6/5/31
ADM 6/5

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
19.4.1697 - 1697Volunteer
Thomas AyresBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/91
ADM 6/4
19.4.1697 - 1697Volunteer
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/91
ADM 6/4
19.4.1697 - 1697Volunteer
John StoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/91
ADM 6/4
22.10.1697 - 1697Volunteer
Henry LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/120
ADM 6/4
22.11.1697 - 1697Volunteer
Charles WrothBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/126
ADM 6/4
22.11.1697 - 1697Volunteer
Edward WebsterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/126
ADM 6/4
4.8.1698 - 1698Volunteer
Fleetwood OrmerodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698
ADM 6/5/26
ADM 6/5

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
22.5.1700Paid offADM 33
20.8.1702Benbow vs DuCasse
12.11.1703Paid offADM 33
4.8.1704Paid offADM 33
15.8.1704Taken by the French Squadron Leader de Saint-Pol off the Isles of Scilly .ref:1585


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1701-1702British Fleet for the West indies
John BenbowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1702
 

Notes on Ship


Jugementref:1585

Jugement du 24 novembre 1704 , déclarant de bonne prise le vaisseau de guerre anglais le Falmouth , pris , après combat , le 15 aout précédent , à hauteur des Sorlingues , par le sieur de Saint-Pol , commandant d'escadre .

 


Procedures relatives aux prises en 1704ref:1585

Le vaisseau de guerre anglais le Falmouth , 52 canons , 260 hommes d'équipage , pris après combat à la hauteur des Sorlingues , par le commandant d'escadre de Saint-Paul .



 

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