HMS Falcon (1820)

HMS Falcon was a 10-gun Cherokee-class brig-sloop built for the Royal Navy during the 1810s. She was sold in 1838.

History
United Kingdom
Name: Falcon
Namesake: Falcon
Ordered: 13 June 1817
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard
Laid down: May 1818
Launched: 10 June 1820
Completed: 3 August 1820
Fate: Sold, 16 August 1838
General characteristics
Class and type: Cherokee-class brig-sloop
Tons burthen: 236 76/94 bm
Length:
  • 90 ft 1 in (27.5 m) (gundeck)
  • 73 ft 8 in (22.5 m) (keel)
Beam: 24 ft 9 in (7.5 m)
Draught: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Depth: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Sail plan: Brig
Complement: 52
Armament: 2 × 6-pdr cannon; 8 × 18-pdr carronades

Description

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.[1] 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.[2]

Construction and career

Falcon, the fifteenth ship of her name to serve in the Royal Navy,[3] was ordered on 13 June 1817, laid down in May 1818 at Pembroke Dockyard, Wales, and launched on 10 June 1820.[2] She was completed on 3 August 1820 at Plymouth Dockyard.[1]

Notes

  1. Winfield, p. 1053
  2. Winfield & Lyon, p. 121
  3. Colledge, p. 122

References

  • Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8.
  • Phillips, Lawrie; Lieutenant Commander (2014). Pembroke Dockyard and the Old Navy: A Bicentennial History. Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK: The History Press. ISBN 978-0-7509-5214-9.
  • Winfield, Rif (2014). British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1817-1863 (epub)|format= requires |url= (help). Barnsley, UK: Seaforth. ISBN 978-1-47383-743-0.
  • Winfield, R.; Lyon, D. (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6.
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