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HBMS Swiftsure (1805)

Page history last edited by Cy 10 years, 2 months ago

Swiftsure, 74 Guns

Nationality British
Royal Navy The Royal Navy
Previously Swiftsure
Captured 1805/10/21  
Shipyard Captured  
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1816/01  
Fate Broken Up  

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

1805/10/21 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  

Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1806/04 1806/08 Captain George Digby B057
1808/03 1812 Captain George Fowke B057
1812 1813 Captain Robert Mansell B057
1814/07/19 1814/10 Captain Arden Adderley B080
Petty Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1809/03 1809/06 Midshipman George Bishop B080

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1803 Re-classified as a Unrated Prison Ship of 0 guns  
1805/10/21 Retaken at the Battle of Trafalgar B057
1805/11 Repaired at Gibraltar B064
1806/04 Recommissioned and sailed for England B064
1806/06/11 Arrived at Chatham B057
1806/06/11 Renamed Irresistable B057
1806/06/11 Began fitting at Chatham DY B057
1806/08 Completed fitting at a cost of £2,738.0.0d B057
1806/08 Laid up B064
1808/03 Recommissioned B064
1816/01 Broken up at Chatham B057

Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
No Actions Listed

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

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
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien

Last Updated :2009/12/22 at 17:40:26 by Cy

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