Falmouth

7661
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.5.1724BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down24.6.1724BWAS-1714
Acquired30.4.1729BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.7.1730BWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.1747BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 2"Imperial Feet40.8447 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth36' 1"Imperial Feet10.977 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen760 6194Tons BM 

Armament


30.4.1729Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719280Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.7.1730 - 31.5.1735CaptainThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) ADM 6/14/54BWAS-17149.12.1737 - 20.5.1741CaptainWilliam Douglas (d.1741)† ADM 6/15/86BWAS-171423.5.1741 - 14.10.1741CaptainRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/15/456
Commission confirmed 14.9.1741
ADM 6/15
24.6.1742 - 28.1.1744/45CaptainCharles Colby (c.1701-1771) ADM 6/16/67BWAS-171429.1.1744/45 - 24.10.1746CaptainJohn Simcoe (d.1759) ADM 6/17/152
Commission confirmed 16.9.1746
BWAS-1714

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.7.1730 - 27.8.1730Second LieutenantThomas Limeburner (d.1750) ADM 6/14/54ADM 6/147.7.1730 - 27.8.1730Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Harrison (d.1749) ADM 6/14/54ADM 6/1428.8.1730 - 31.5.1735First LieutenantThomas Limeburner (d.1750) ADM 6/15/58ADM 6/1428.8.1730 - 31.5.1735Second LieutenantThomas Harrison (d.1749) ADM 6/15/58ADM 6/1428.8.1730 - 20.3.1734/35Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Norwood ADM 6/14/58ADM 6/1421.3.1734/35 - 31.5.1735Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Shelton ADM 6/15/206ADM 6/148.4.1739 - 26.5.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Bowdler (d.1754) ADM 6/15/321
Commission confirmed 8.8.1740
ADM 6/15
26.5.1739 - 7.6.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRt Hon. Thomas Bertie (1720-1749) ADM 6/16/149
Commission confirmed 15.2.1742/43
ADM 6/16
24.10.1739 - 3.12.1739Second LieutenantJames Brown (d.1742) ADM 6/15/413
Commission confirmed 27.4.1741
ADM 6/15
24.6.1742 - 8.1.1743/44Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThe Hon. Daniel Sherrard (c.1721-1743/44) ADM 6/16/67ADM 6/1610.12.1743 - 12.5.1744First LieutenantThomas Walsh ADM 6/16/541
Commission confirmed 6.9.1745
ADM 6/16
22.2.1744/45 - 24.10.1746First LieutenantBenjamin Marlow (d.1795) ADM 6/17/162
Commission confirmed 11.10.1746
ADM 6/17
20.8.1745 - 24.10.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Pratt ADM 6/17/168
Commission confirmed 30.10.1746
ADM 6/17
19.11.1745 - 24.10.1746Second LieutenantChaloner Ogle (1738-1816) ADM 6/17/168
Commission confirmed 30.10.1746
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
30.5.1741 - 20.6.1741MasterWilliam Shackerly (c.1710-1777) ADM 107/3/497ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1730Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1730Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £742.8.1dBWAS-1714
1731Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
31.5.1735

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1735Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1736Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3188.0.11dBWAS-1714
1738Recommissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1714
23.3.1739/40At ChagresBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
9.1741Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
14.10.1741Paid offADM 51
1742Recommissioned and to the West Indies in the AutumnBWAS-1714
8.1742Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £12875.9.3dBWAS-1714
1743At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1744At JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.1744Bombardment of Porto Bello
1745At JamaicaBWAS-1714
24.10.1746Paid offADM 51
25.5.1747Ordered to be broken up by the AdmiraltyBWAS-1714
8.1747Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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