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HBMUS Falcon (1801)

Page history last edited by Cy 9 years, 11 months ago

Falcon, 16 Guns


Details
Nationality British
Operated by The Royal Navy
Purchased 1801/02/28 B064
Shipyard Purchased B064
Rate Unrated
Type Ship-Sloop
Out Service 1816/07/31 B064
Fate Sold B064

Dimensions
B064   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 102' 10" Imperial Feet 31.34
Length of Keel 80' 8" Imperial Feet 24.59
Depth in Hold 29' 31/2" Imperial Feet 8.93
Burthen 368 Tons BM

Armament
1801/02/28 B064 Broadside Weight = 186
Gun Deck 14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck 2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1801/02 75 B064

Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1801/02/28 1802/04/29 Commander Sir James Nash B064
1802/04/29 1804/02 Commander Henry Maneton Ommanney B064
1804/02 1807 Commander George Sanders B064
1808 1808/06 Commander George Adey Creyke B064
1808/06 1808/06 Lieutenant John Price B064
1808/06 1810 Commander George Adey Creyke B064
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1805/09/14 1806/02/25 Sub-Lieutenant Sir John Banks B080
Petty Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1801/02/28 1803/01 Midshipman Edward Henry A'Court B080

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1801/02/09 Began fitting at Deptford DY B064
1801/03/25 Completed fitting B064
1802/04 Sailed for Newfoundland B064
1804 Sailed for Newfoundland B064
1805 In the North Sea B064
1806 In the North Sea B064
1807 In the North Sea B064
1808/04/29 Burnt eight out of nine enemy boats off the island of Endelau BG
1808/05/07 Intercepted, took and destroyed two Danish vessels carrying 13" mortars near Lundholm BG
1810 Re-classified as a Unrated Hospital Ship of 0 guns  
1812 In ordinary at Sheerness B064
1816/07/31 Sold at Sheerness for £800 B064

Fleets
Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
No Actions Listed

Notes on Ship
Origin British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817
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
Id Link or Description Author
B064 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817 Rif Winfield
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien
BG The London Gazette Official

Last Updated :2010/02/11 at 00:48:45 by Cy

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