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Gainsborough -> 1660 Swallow

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Nominal Guns40B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Ordered27.12.1652BWAS-1603
Launched1653BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1655B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWapping - London B028
Constructor
Thomas TaylorBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShipB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked9.2.1691/92B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck122' 0"Imperial Feet37.1856 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Burthen550Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel100' 10"Imperial Feet30.48 
Breadth31' 10"Imperial Feet9.4488 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen543 4894Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 304.5 Imperial Pound ( 138.0909 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck6 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 274.5 Imperial Pound ( 124.4859 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1653150 BWAS-1603
1666180 BWAS-1603
1.1.1676/77200 ref:1778

17 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1655Captain
William WhitehorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1659
BWAS-1603
1656 - 1660Captain
Nicholas HeatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1660
BWAS-1603
23.5.1664 - 4.6.1666Captain
Richard HodgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1654-1666
B051
9.6.1666 - 27.12.1667Captain
Bernard LudmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1673
B051
10.4.1668 - 5.9.1668Captain
John TyrwhittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1688
B051
1.3.1668/69 - 9.1.1671/72Captain
John LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1672
B051
1.3.1672/73 - 8.7.1673Captain
George WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1674
B051
9.7.1673 - 15.10.1674Captain
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702
BWAS-1603
9.3.1674/75 - 28.4.1675Captain
Sir John BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1689
TRN2
27.4.1675 - 2.6.1677Captain
Thomas FowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1678
BWAS-1603
29.4.1678 - 3.10.1678Captain
Joseph HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1672-1688
BWAS-1603
1.10.1678 - 1.6.1681Captain
Thomas FowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1678
BWAS-1603
28.10.1681 - 12.12.1683Captain
Henry CarverthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1678
BWAS-1603
1688Captain
Mathew AylmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1698
BWAS-1603
1689Captain
Wolfran CornewallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1697
BWAS-1603
bef.23.11.1689 - bef.19.7.1690Captain
Benjamin WaltersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1693
Transfered
BWAS-1603
7.1690 - 9.2.1691/92Captain
William BridgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1694
BWAS-1603

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1664 - 1665Lieutenant
Charles JuxonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1672
B051
bef.9.1676 - aft.1.5.1677Lieutenant
Benjamin WaltersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1693
ADM 8/1/78
ADM8
bef.13.11.1681 - aft.13.11.1683Lieutenant
John BountyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1692
ADM 106/353/559
ADM 106
22.12.1688 - 15.11.1689Lieutenant
John JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1726
B051
1692 - 9.2.1691/92First Lieutenant
Nathaniel BostockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1706
ADM 106

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1691 - 1.4.1691Boatswain
John AndrewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1691
ref:943

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1683 - 3.1684/85Midshipman Extra
Edmund DummerBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1677-1713
Discharged
ref:1786
28.12.1689 - 28.10.1690Midshipman
Henry RobbinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1704
Transfered ADM 107/1/82
ADM 107/1
28.4.1690 - 31.10.1690Volunteer-per-order
Thomas SladeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1717
Transfered ADM 107/1/60
ADM 107/1

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
19.7.1683 - 1.6.1684Ordinary Seaman
Henry DyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1683-1694
ADM 107/1/61
ADM 107/1
2.6.1684 - 12.6.1685Carpenter's Crew
Henry DyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1683-1694
ADM 107/1/61
ADM 107/1
5.4.1689 - 28.12.1689Able Seaman
Thomas HugbonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1699
ADM 107/1/71
ADM 107/1
15.1.1690/91 - 28.11.1691Volunteer
Robert EalesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
Transfered ADM 107/1/97
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1653Completed at Unknown at a cost of £3529.10.0dBWAS-1603
1660Renamed SwallowB065
6.1660In the Western ApproachesBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Rerated as a 48 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
10.1673Sailed for the StraitsBWAS-1603
1674In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1675In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1678In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1689In the Londonderry operationsBWAS-1603
1690In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
9.2.1691/92Wrecked at KinsaleBWAS-1603

 

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