Falcon

7645
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased28.2.1801BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.2.1801 - 29.4.1802CommanderSir James NashBWAS-179329.4.1802 - 2.1804CommanderHenry Maneton OmmanneyBWAS-17932.1804 - 1807CommanderGeorge SandersBWAS-17931808 - 6.1808CommanderGeorge Adey Creyke (d.1811)BWAS-17936.1808LieutenantJohn Price (d.1828)BWAS-17936.1808 - 1810CommanderGeorge Adey Creyke (d.1811)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.9.1805 - 25.2.1806Sub-LieutenantSir John Banks (1786-?)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
27.12.1805 - 27.2.1807MasterWilliam SpiersADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
28.2.1801 - 1.1803MidshipmanEdward Henry A'Court (1783-1855)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?



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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