Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


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 


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

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

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

1 Warrant Officer

27.12.1805 - 27.2.1807MasterWilliam SpiersADM29-1

1 Petty Officer

28.2.1801 - 1.1803MidshipmanEdward Henry A'Court (1783-1855)NBD1849

Service History

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

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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