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Nominal Guns36B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorEnglish Royalist
British Third Rate ship 'Swallow' (1634) (36) 1634-1648
British 36 Gun
3rd Rate Ship
Home Port B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
Peter PettBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1610-1672
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeMiddling Ship B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Breadth32' 2"Imperial Feet9.779 
Depth in Hold11' 7 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Draught Aft12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Burthen358Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen478Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen528 3394Tons BM 

4 Ship Commanders

Richard FeildingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1648
1648 - 1650Unknown
John MennesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1648-1650
1650 - 1652Unknown
Edward ChesterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1650-1652
1652 - 1654Unknown
Robert FearnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1654

1 Flag Officer

1652 - 1654UnknownBWAS-1603

Service History

6.1648In HelvoetsluysW030
17.7.1648Left Helvoetsluys as part of the Royalist fleet commanded by Prince Charles, Prince of WalesW030
22.7.1648Off YarmouthW030
23.7.1648Sailed for the DownsW030
29.8.1648Left the Downs and entered the ThamesW030
30.8.1648Encountered the Pariliamentary Fleet under the Earl of Warwick but no action ensuedW030
3.9.1648The Royalist fleet re-entered HelvoetsluysW030
21.1.1648/49The Royalist fleet left Helvoetsluys for Kinsale in southern IrelandW030
2.1649Blockaded in Kinsale by an English fleet commanded by Robert BlakeW030
22.5.1649Blockade of Kinsale
3.1649/50Blockaded in the Tagus by an English fleet commanded by Robert BlakeW030
12.10.1650Escaped from the TagusW030
1652On the West Coast of Africa, then sailed for the West Indies as one of the last four royalist vessels.W030
3.1652/53Returned to EuropeBWAS-1603
1654Sold at NantesBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
11.1648-1651Royalist Fleet for Ireland 1649
Sir Rupert Palatine (Prince Palatine of the Rhine)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1673

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