Falmouth

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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.11.1745BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down22.8.1746BWAS-1714
Launched7.12.1752BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor Thomas Fellowes (d.1753)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Condemned16.1.1765BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel116' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet35.3632 
Breadth41' 2"Imperial Feet12.5476 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,046 5794Tons BM 

Armament


1752Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1745350Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.3.1755 - 21.2.1759Captain William Brett (c.1718-1769) ADM 6/18/145BWAS-171421.2.1759 - 1.1.1760Captain Richard Hughes (c.1724-1812) ADM 6/19/38BWAS-17141.1.1760 - 10.9.1760Captain Digby Dent (1739-1817) ADM 6/19/423
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775), North America
Commission confirmed 14.7.1762
B051
10.9.1760 - 16.1.1765Captain William Brereton (1728-1800) ADM 6/20/109
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 28.2.1766
BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
30.6.1756 - 7.2.1759Midshipman John Harvey (1740-1794) ADM 107/5/96ADM 107/5

Service History


DateEventSource
7.12.1752building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £19974.4.8dBWAS-1714
1756In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
14.4.1759Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
24.9.1762Battle of Manilla
11.1764Condemned as unseaworthy at BataviaBWAS-1714
16.1.1765Beached, paid off and abandonedBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1754-16.9.1754Convoy for the King from HollandLord George Anson (1st Baron Anson) (1697-1762) 
 

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