Gainsborough -> 1660 Swallow

Nominal Guns40B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
First Commissioned1655B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWapping - London B028
ConstructorThomas TaylorBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


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 


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

17 Commanding Officers

1655CaptainWilliam WhitehorneBWAS-16031656 - 1660CaptainNicholas HeatonBWAS-160323.5.1664 - 4.6.1666CaptainRichard Hodges (d.1666)B0519.6.1666 - 27.12.1667CaptainBernard Ludman (d.1673)B05110.4.1668 - 5.9.1668CaptainJohn TyrwhittB0511.3.1668/69 - 9.1.1671/72CaptainJohn Lloyd (d.1672)B0511.3.1672/73 - 8.7.1673CaptainGeorge WatsonB0519.7.1673 - 15.10.1674CaptainEdward Russell (1653-1727)BWAS-16039.3.1674/75 - 28.4.1675CaptainSir John Berry (1635-1690/91)TRN227.4.1675 - 2.6.1677CaptainThomas Fowler (d.1687)BWAS-160329.4.1678 - 3.10.1678CaptainJoseph HaddockBWAS-16031.10.1678 - 1.6.1681CaptainThomas Fowler (d.1687)BWAS-160328.10.1681 - 12.12.1683CaptainHenry Carverth (d.1683)BWAS-16031688CaptainMathew Aylmer (1650-1720)BWAS-16031689CaptainWolfran Cornewall (d.1719)BWAS-1603bef.23.11.1689 - bef.19.7.1690CaptainBenjamin Walters (d.1697/98)BWAS-16037.1690 - 9.2.1691/92CaptainWilliam Bridges (d.1694/95)BWAS-1603

5 Commissioned Officers

1664 - 1665LieutenantCharles Juxon (d.1671/72)B051bef.9.1676 - aft.1.5.1677LieutenantBenjamin Walters (d.1697/98) ADM 8/1/78ADM8bef.13.11.1681 - aft.13.11.1683LieutenantJohn Bounty ADM 106/353/559ADM 10622.12.1688 - 15.11.1689LieutenantJohn Jennings (1664-1743)B0511692 - 9.2.1691/92First LieutenantNathaniel BostockADM 106

1 Warrant Officer

1691 - 1.4.1691BoatswainJohn Andrewsref:943

2 Petty Officers

28.12.1689 - 28.10.1690MidshipmanHenry Robbins ADM 107/1/82ADM 107/128.4.1690 - 31.10.1690Volunteer-per-orderThomas Slade (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/60ADM 107/1

4 Crewmen

19.7.1683 - 1.6.1684Ordinary SeamanHenry Dyer (c.1655-?) ADM 107/1/61ADM 107/12.6.1684 - 12.6.1685Carpenter's CrewHenry Dyer (c.1655-?) ADM 107/1/61ADM 107/15.4.1689 - 28.12.1689Able SeamanThomas Hugbon (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/71ADM 107/115.1.1690/91 - 28.11.1691VolunteerRobert Eales (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/97ADM 107/1

Service History

1653Completed at Unknown at a cost of £3529.10.0dBWAS-1603
1660Renamed SwallowB065
6.1660In the Western ApproachesBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted 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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