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HMS Falcon (1820)

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Name  Falcon
Ordered  13 June 1817
Laid down  May 1818
Construction started  May 1818
Draft  2.7 m
Namesake  Falcon
Builder  Pembroke Dockyard
Completed  3 August 1820
Launched  10 June 1820

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



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.


HMS Falcon (1820) Wikipedia

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