Falmouth (50)

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Origin and History

In September 1754, the ship was part of lord Anson's squadron which escorted king George II on his way home to Great Britain after his visit to Hanover.

During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:

  • 1759: captain Richard Hughes

Service during the War

In January 1759, the ship was among the reinforcements sent to India under rear-admiral Samuel Cornish. They consisted of 3 ships of the line: the Lenox (74), Cornish's flagship; the Duc d'Aquitaine (64); and the York (60); along with the Falmouth (50) and 3 East Indiamen. On October 17, on his way to Bombay, vice-admiral George Pocock was joined by these reinforcements.

To do campaigns from 1760 to 1762


Technical specifications
Guns 50
1st deck ???
2nd deck ???
3rd deck ???
Crew 350
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Width ???
Depth ???
Displacement ???


Anonymous, A Complete History of the Present War, from its Commencement in 1756, to the End of the Campaign, 1760, London, 1761

N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.