HMS Falcon (1820)
|Ordered:||13 June 1817|
|Laid down:||May 1818|
|Launched:||10 June 1820|
|Completed:||3 August 1820|
|Fate:||Sold, 16 August 1838|
|Class and type:||Cherokee-class brig-sloop|
|Tons burthen:||236 76/94 bm|
|Beam:||24 ft 9 in (7.5 m)|
|Draught:||9 ft (2.7 m)|
|Depth:||11 ft (3.4 m)|
|Armament:||2 × 6-pdr cannon; 8 × 18-pdr carronades|
Falcon had a length at the gundeck of 90 feet 1 inch (27.5 m) and 73 feet 8 inches (22.5 m) at the keel. She had a beam of 24 feet 9 inches (7.5 m), a draught of about 9 feet (2.7 m) and a depth of hold of 11 feet (3.4 m). The ship's tonnage was 236 76/94 tons burthen. The Cherokee class was armed with two 6-pounder cannon and eight 18-pounder carronades. The ships had a crew of 52 officers and ratings.
Construction and career
Falcon, the fifteenth ship of her name to serve in the Royal Navy, was ordered on 13 June 1817, laid down in May 1818 at Pembroke Dockyard, Wales, and launched on 10 June 1820. She was completed on 3 August 1820 at Plymouth Dockyard.
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