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FALKLAND (48) 4th rate Built in 1690, Piscataqua, New England.
Purchased in 1696.
Broken up in 1742.

  • 1703 Capt. John UNDERDOWN, Virginia. On 28 August 1704, FALKLAND, DREADNOUGHT (60), Capt. EVANS, and FOWEY (32), Capt. BROWNE, returning from America, captured the French la SEINE (36), off the Azores. Capt. UNDERDOWN bore the brunt of the action, DREADNOUGHT not being able to get up until the end of the engagement, and as a compliment to him SEINE was taken into the Royal Navy as FALKLAND PRIZE.
  • Capt. UNDERDOWN was employed in FALKLAND mainly on the West Indies and American stations. In July 1707, while at St. John's Harbour in Newfoundland, he received a petition from the merchants, the masters of ships employed in the fisheries and the inhabitants of the island, that he should encourage and protect the British trade by destroying the French presence on the north east coast.
  • FALKLAND sailed on 26 July accompanied by Major Lloyd and twenty of his company in NONSUCH. On 2 August they stood into Blanche Bay and Major Lloyd was sent into Fleur-de-lis harbour in Capt. UNDERDOWN's pinnace with FALKLAND's lieutenant in NONSUCH; s pinnace. Here they found several stages belonging to a fishery, which they burnt and returned to the men of war. Before six the next morning they came across a ship which struck after the exchange of a few shots. She proved to be the Duc d'Orleans (30), from St. Malo with 110 men. In another arm of the bay named Eguillette, was another ship lying under a small island but rocks and shallow water prevented either FALKLAND or NONSUCH from getting near her. So MEDWAY's PRIZE was ordered to get as close as possible and Capt. CARLTON, Major LLOYD and FALKLAND's lieutenant in the boats landed on the island. After firing a few broadsides the ship, unable to withstand the small-arm fire sweeping her decks, struck. She was 20 guns and 80 men, also from St. Malo.
  • Capt. NDERDOWN received information that there were two ships, one of 22 guns and one of 26, both from St. Malo, in La Couche, about three leagues to the northward so he ordered Capt. HUGHES to burn the last prize and join him at La Couche. FALKLAND and NONSUCH made their way there and on the 5th. found two ships ready for sailing. After an exchange of shots the French set their ship on fire and went into the next harbour called Carrouse where there were four ships. They were pursued by the FALKLAND and NONSUCH, the MEDWAY's prize joining them about 8 at night but because there was little wind the French were able to escape before he arrived. About five the following afternoon they discovered a ship in the harbour at St. Julien. On the 6 August Capt. CARLTON, Major Lloyd and Lieut. EAGLE went in with their boats and drove the enemy from their post ashore. On board the ship they discovered, and removed, several trains of powder laid to blow her up, before towing her out to sea. At Petit Maistre they destroyed great numbers of boats and stages as well as large quantities of fish and oil and returned to St John's with two prizes, one of 30 guns and one of 20, on the 17th. MEDWAY's PRIZE was ordered to Trinity. In all three ships were burnt, two by the enemy, 228 fishing boats burnt, 77280 quintals of fish and 1568 hogsheads of train oil destroyed.
  • Taken from the Gazette No. 4378
  • 1735 Capt. Hon. Fitzroy Henry LEE, Newfoundland. He was afterwards appointed governor of the island and commodore of the naval squadron.
  • 1738 Capt. John OLIPHANT, 28th. July. Sheerness. On 29th. July 1738 she was docked for re-fitting as a Channel cruiser, she was undocked on 4th. August. Capt OLIPHANT reported that only the standing officers and their servants were on board because Capt. LEE had taken all his men with him on his removal to the PEMBROKE.

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