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Falcon

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased28.2.1801BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold31.7.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck102' 10"Imperial Feet31.0896 
Length of Keel80' 8"Imperial Feet24.5872 
Depth in Hold29' 3 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Burthen368Tons BM 

Armament


28.2.1801Broadside Weight = 186 Imperial Pound ( 84.351 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.180175 BWAS-1793

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.2.1801 - 29.4.1802Commander
James NashBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1817
BWAS-1793
29.4.1802 - 2.1804Commander
Henry Maneton OmmanneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
BWAS-1793
2.1804 - 1807Commander
George SandersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1809
BWAS-1793
1808 - 6.1808Commander
George Adey CreykeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1810
BWAS-1793
6.1808Lieutenant
John PriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1812
BWAS-1793
6.1808 - 1810Commander
George Adey CreykeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1810
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.9.1805 - 25.2.1806Sub-Lieutenant
Sir John BanksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1845
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.12.1805 - 27.2.1807Master
William SpiersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1809
ADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
28.2.1801 - 1.1803Midshipman
Edward Henry A'CourtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1835
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.2.1801Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
25.3.1801Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
4.1802Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
1804Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
1805In the North SeaBWAS-1793
10.6.1805Action of 1805-06-10
1806In the North SeaBWAS-1793
1807In the North SeaBWAS-1793
29.4.1808Burnt eight out of nine enemy boats off the island of EndelauBG
7.5.1808Intercepted, took and destroyed two Danish vessels carrying 13" mortars near LundholmBG
1810Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
1812In ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
31.7.1816Sold at Sheerness for £800BWAS-1793


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1793
Mercantil Diadem built at Whitby in 1801
Query on operations

HMS FALCON [16] under Acting Commander John Price in Danish Waters in 1808


Other than his report to Donald Campbell as published in London Gazette and Edinburgh Gazette in June 1808, does anyone have any information about the FALCON in 1808, or about its Acting Commander before or after his boat burning raids?



 

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Posted by AvM on Saturday 4th of December 2021 22:55

She was built in 1800 as DIADEM by Chapman & Campion, Whitby for Ed. Aaron & Robt. Chapman. Bark 367bm

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