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HBMS Swiftsure (1621)

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Swiftsure, 46 Guns

Nationality British
Ordered 1621/02/00 B164
Launched 1621/00/00 B028
Shipyard Deptford DY B028
Master Shipbuilder William Burrell B028
Rate Second Rate
Type Great Ship
Out Service 1654 B028
Fate Broken Up to Rebuild B028
Becomes Swiftsure

B065   Type Metric
Length of Keel 106' 0" Imperial Feet 32.31
Breadth 35' 10" Imperial Feet 10.92
Depth in Hold 16' 9" Imperial Feet 5.11
Burthen 876 Tons BM
B164   Type Metric
Length of Keel 106' 0" Imperial Feet 32.31
Breadth 35' 10" Imperial Feet 10.92
Depth in Hold 16' 9" Imperial Feet 5.11
Burthen 559 Baker's Rule Tons
Burthen 746 Tons and Tonnage

1625 B065 Broadside Weight = 267
Gun Deck 2 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck 2 British Cannon-Perrier
Gun Deck 16 British Culverin
Gun Deck 12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck 4 British Saker
Gun Deck 2 British Falcon
Gun Deck 4 British Fowler

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1625 250 Establishment = 150 Mariners, 30 Gunners and 70 Soldiers B065
1652/03 260 B164
1653 400 B164

Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1653/10 1654 General at Sea George Monk B164
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1625 1625 Captain Samuel Argall B164
1628 1628 Captain John Burley B164
1635 1636 Captain Sir John Pennington B164
1637 1637 Vice-Admiral Sir John Pennington B164
1640 1640 Rear-Admiral John Povey B164
1643 Unknown Captain Robert Moulton B164
1647 Unknown Captain Thomas Davis B164
1650 1652 Captain John Gilson B164
1650 1653 Captain Anthony Houlding B164

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1623 Voyage to Spain B164
1625 Sailed for Cadiz B164
1625 Flagship of the Vice-Admirals squadron on the expedition to Cadiz B029
1628 At La Rochelle B164
1632 Re-classified as a Second Rate of 42 guns  
1635 In the Channel B164
1643 In the Channel B164
1647 At Portsmouth B164
1650 On the West coast B164
1650/11/30 Sailed from Spithead as part of a squadron under Vice-Admiral William Penn consisting in addition of Centurion, Foresight, Pelican and Guinea  
1651/01 The squadron was joined by the Fairfax and some "frigates"  
1651/03/29 The squadron passed the straits into the Mediterranean B029
1651/07/25 Arrived in Malta B029
1651/09 The squadron was in the Straits B029
1651/10 Near Gibraltar B029
1652 Re-classified as a Second Rate of 46 guns  
1652/03/30 Arrived in Falmouth B029
1653 Re-classified as a Second Rate of 64 guns  

Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
Summer Guard of 1650 1650/00/00 1650/00/00
Fleet for the Mediterranean General at Sea Robert Blake 1654/09/29 1657/08/00

Actions & Battles
Date Source
No Actions Listed

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

Id Link or Description Author
B164 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714 Rif Winfield
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B065 The Ship of the Line Vol I Brian Lavery
B029 The Royal Navy Vol II William Laid Clowes

Last Updated :2009/11/18 at 09:39:09 by Cy

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