Falkland

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Nominal Guns48BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased2.3.1695/96BWAS-1603
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Broken Up to Rebuild1701BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Falkland' (1702) (50)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck128' 6"Imperial Feet39.0198 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth33' 2"Imperial Feet10.0753 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Burthen637 7194Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1696260 BWAS-1603

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.3.1695/96 - 27.4.1696Captain Richard Athy (d.1697) ADM 6/3/137ADM 6/327.4.1696 - 13.3.1698/99Captain Robert Hancock (d.1707) ADM 6/3/149BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.3.1695/96 - 22.6.1696First Lieutenant Nathaniel Hubbard (d.1731) ADM 6/3/137ADM 6/313.3.1695/96 - 13.3.1698/99Second Lieutenant James Dunbar ADM 6/3/137ADM 6/323.6.1696 - 13.3.1698/99First Lieutenant Andrew SeatonADM 6/4

Service History


DateEventSource
1696Commissioned for the Irish coastBWAS-1603
1697Sailed to New EnglandBWAS-1603
1698Guardship at Chatham and then paid offBWAS-1603
1701Broken up at Chatham to be rebuiltBWAS-1603


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1603

Built by Thomas Holland, on the River Piscatagua, New Hampshire in 1690


This vessel was originally built at what later became Portsmouth, N.H., and served as a mast ship until offered for sale. On 20.11.1695 the Admiralty order her to be surveyed for purchase.



 

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