Falmouth

539
Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.2.1706/7BWAS-1603
Launched26.2.1707/8BWAS-1603
First Commissioned21.2.1707/8B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-GunnerB028
Constructor Richard StaceyBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild24.6.1724B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Length of Keel107' 0"Imperial Feet32.6136 
Breadth35' 1"Imperial Feet10.6731 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen700 4594Tons BM 

Armament


26.2.1707/8Broadside 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
11.1693280Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.2.1707/8 - 9.3.1707/8Captain Robert Coleman ADM 6/9/142ADM 6/922.3.1707/8 - 6.6.1713Captain Walter Riddle ADM 6/9/150BWAS-160316.2.1715/16 - 22.8.1717Captain William Collier (d.1736) ADM 6/12/62ADM 6/1216.5.1719 - 29.5.1721Captain Caleb Wade (d.1732) ADM 6/12/169BWAS-160317.3.1721/22 - 7.5.1723Captain James Windham (d.1724/25) ADM 6/13/32BWAS-1603

18 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.2.1707/8 - 11.8.1709First Lieutenant Thomas Rochfort ADM 6/9/142ADM 6/925.2.1707/8 - 9.3.1711/12Second Lieutenant Francis Hume (d.1753) ADM 6/9/142ADM 6/912.8.1709 - 1.11.1711First Lieutenant John Wooden (d.c.1707) ADM 6/10/81ADM 6/102.11.1711 - 10.7.1712First Lieutenant James Richards (d.1743) ADM 6/11/174ADM 6/1110.3.1711/12 - 11.7.1712Second Lieutenant Richard Smith ADM 6/11/273
Commission confirmed 19.9.1713
ADM 6/11
11.7.1712 - 6.6.1713First Lieutenant George Beech (c.1673-1749) ADM 6/11/256
Commission confirmed 17.4.1713
ADM 6/11
17.2.1715/16 - 11.4.1716First Lieutenant Charles Killigrew ADM 6/12/62ADM 6/1224.2.1715/16 - 22.2.1716/17Second Lieutenant Robert Long (d.1771) ADM 6/12/62ADM 6/1212.4.1716 - 22.8.1717First Lieutenant Henry Power (d.1749) ADM 6/12/67ADM 6/1222.2.1716/17 - 22.8.1717Second Lieutenant Edward Baker (d.1752) ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/1216.5.1719 - 15.1.1720/21First Lieutenant James Aylett ADM 6/12/169ADM 6/1216.5.1719 - 20.8.1719Second Lieutenant Roger Barton ADM 6/12/169ADM 6/1221.8.1719 - 14.3.1721/22Second Lieutenant Oliver Warren (d.1724) ADM 6/12/184
Commission confirmed 8.12.1719
ADM 6/12
4.4.1720 - 14.3.1721/22Third Lieutenant John Jackson (d.1733) ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/1216.1.1720/21 - 14.3.1721/22First Lieutenant John Strutt ADM 6/12/230ADM 6/1215.3.1721/22 - 7.5.1723First LieutenantThe Hon. William Hervey ADM 6/14/31ADM 6/1315.3.1721/22 - 7.5.1723Second Lieutenant William Swale (d.1736) ADM 6/14/31ADM 6/1315.3.1721/22 - 7.5.1723Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edward Norris ADM 6/13/31ADM 6/13

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.9.1709 - 16.9.1713Midshipman Richard Riddell ADM 107/3/11ADM 107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
3.5.1722 - 13.3.1722/23Able Seaman George Cunning ADM 107/3/159ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1708Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
2.10.1710Took the Privateer L'Annapolis Royal
1711Returned homeBWAS-1603
9.3.1711/12In action against two French ships off the coast of GuineaBWAS-1603
6.6.1713Paid offADM 51
8.1713Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
1716Recommissioned and sailed to the BalticBWAS-1603
3.1715/16Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7608.2.4dBWAS-1603
22.8.1717Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
1720In the BalticBWAS-1603
1721In home watersBWAS-1603
23.5.1723

Paid off

ADM 6/21
14.5.1724Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1603
24.6.1724Breakup for rebuilding completed a WoolwichBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
6.1719-11.1719British Baltic Fleet 1719Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
13.4.1721-20.10.1721British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
 

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