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HBMS Swiftsure (1787)

Page history last edited by Cy 10 years, 3 months ago

Swiftsure, 74 Guns


Details
Nationality British
Royal Navy The Royal Navy
Ordered 1782/06/19  
Laid Down 1784/05/00  
Launched 1787/04/04  
Shipyard Deptford  
Design Class Elizabeth Class (1765)
Designer Thomas Slade  
Constructor John & William Wells  
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1801/06/24  
Fate Captured  
Becomes Swiftsure

Dimensions
B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 168' 91/2" Imperial Feet 51.45
Length of Keel 137' 113/4" Imperial Feet 42.06
Breadth 47' 0" Imperial Feet 14.33
Depth in Hold 19' 91/2" Imperial Feet 6.03
Draught Forward 12' 3" Imperial Feet 3.73
Draught Aft 16' 2" Imperial Feet 4.93
Burthen 1,62123/94 Tons BM

Armament
1787/04/04 B064 Broadside Weight = 781
Lower Gun Deck 28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck 14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle 4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1765/12/08 550 Design Complement  

Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1794 1794 Vice-Admiral of the White Robert Brice Kingsmill B057
Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1790/06 1791/09 Captain Sir James Wallace B057
1793/07 1795/12 Captain Charles Boyles B057
1795/12 1796/10 Captain Robert Parker B057
1796/10 1797/09 Captain Arthur Phillip B057
1797/09 1797/10 Captain John Irwin B057
1797/10 1801/06/24 Captain Sir Benjamin Hallowell TNC
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1790/09/21 1791/09 Lieutenant Amelius Beauclerk B080
1797/03/22 1801 Lieutenant Sir Frederick Whitworth William Aylmer B080
Petty Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1794/11/01 1795/02 Midshipman George Barnard B080
Crew
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1793/10/25 1794/11/01 Able Seaman George Barnard B080

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1787/05/22 Completed fitting at a cost of £10,643.0.0d B057
1787/05/22 Completed at Deptford at a cost of £31,241.3.3d B057
1787/07 Began fitting at Deptford DY B057
1787/08/21 coppering at Woolwich DY at a cost of £1,635.0.0d B057
1790/08 Completed refitting at a cost of £6,456.0.0d B057
1791/02 Began refitting at Plymouth DY B057
1791/03 Completed refitting at a cost of £11,413.0.0d B057
1793/06 Began refitting at Plymouth DY B057
1793/07 Recommissioned B057
1793/08 Began refitting at Plymouth DY B057
1793/10 Completed refitting at a cost of £9,670.0.0d B057
1794 Flagship on the Irish station B057
1794/05/05 Took L' Atalante  
1794/05/06 Present at the Action of 1794-05-06  
1794/07 making good defects at Plymouth DY at a cost of £2,836.0.0d B057
1795/05/14 Sailed for Jamaica B057
1796/09 Began refitting at Portsmouth DY B057
1796/11 Completed refitting at a cost of £9,265.0.0d B057
1798/08/01 Present at the Battle of the Nile  
1801/06/24 Taken by a French squadron off Cape Derna in the Mediterranean, losing 4 killed and 6 wounded B057

Fleets
Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1794/05/06 Action of 1794-05-06
1798/08/01 Battle of the Nile

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

Sources
Id Link or Description Author
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
B064 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817 Rif Winfield
TNC The Naval Chronical Various
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien

Last Updated :2009/12/22 at 17:40:12 by Cy

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