Swallow

525
Nominal Guns54B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.3.1701/2BWAS-1603
Launched22.2.1702/3BWAS-1603
First Commissioned12.2.1703B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
Constructor Fisher Harding (d.1705)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild11.9.1717B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Length of Keel106' 3"Imperial Feet32.3215 
Breadth34' 6"Imperial Feet10.4013 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen672 6494Imperial Feet0.0173 

Armament


22.2.1702/3Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.2.1702/3 - 21.12.1707Captain Richard Haddock (c.1674-1749/50) ADM 6/7/91BWAS-160322.12.1707 - 10.4.1711Captain Jordan Sandys (d.1734) ADM 6/9/112BWAS-160311.4.1711 - 26.4.1715Captain Francis Drake (c.1669-1726) ADM 6/11/127BWAS-160327.4.1715 - bef.11.5.1716Captain Francis Drake (c.1669-1726) ADM 6/12/40ADM 6/12

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.2.1702/3 - 18.4.1704Second Lieutenant Thomas Egerton ADM 6/7/92ADM 6/716.2.1702/3 - 18.1.1704/5First Lieutenant Richard Jones (d.1706) ADM 6/7/90ADM 6/717.1.1704/5 - 18.1.1704/5Second Lieutenant Thomas Earle ADM 6/8/218
Commission confirmed 10.1.1705/6
ADM 6/8
19.1.1704/5 - 9.5.1707First Lieutenant James Rooke ADM 6/9/68
Commission confirmed 5.5.1707
ADM 6/9
19.1.1704/5 - 31.7.1705Second Lieutenant John Borradale ADM 6/9/19ADM 6/91.8.1705 - 7.10.1706Second Lieutenant Joseph Miller ADM 6/8/231ADM 6/88.10.1706 - 26.1.1707/8Second Lieutenant William Haddock (d.1726) ADM 6/9/17ADM 6/910.5.1707 - 2.1.1707/8First Lieutenant William Hewitt (c.1670-?) ADM 6/9/68ADM 6/93.1.1707/8 - 31.1.1708/9First Lieutenant Charles Kendall (d.1743/44) ADM 6/9/116ADM 6/927.1.1707/8 - 9.11.1708Second Lieutenant John Barnett (d.1709) ADM 6/9/128ADM 6/910.11.1708 - 21.7.1714Second Lieutenant Robert Harrison (d.1739) ADM 6/10/15
Commission confirmed 20.12.1708
ADM 6/10
1.2.1708/9 - 2.3.1710/11First Lieutenant Tyrwit Cyley (d.1751) ADM 6/10/30ADM 6/103.3.1710/11 - 9.5.1715First Lieutenant John Boss (c.1671-1703) ADM 6/11/117ADM 6/1121.7.1714 - bef.11.5.1716Second Lieutenant James Hutchinson (d.1733) ADM 6/12/40
Commission confirmed 27.4.1715
ADM 6/12
10.5.1715 - bef.11.5.1716First Lieutenant John Boss (c.1671-1703) ADM 6/12/42ADM 6/12

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
25.2.1702/3 - 23.3.1705/6Midshipman William Haddock (d.1726) ADM 107/2/94ADM 107/219.3.1702/3 - 10.1.1707/8Midshipman John Child ADM 107/2/155ADM 107/228.9.1706 - 26.1.1707/8Master's Mate Robert Harrison (d.1739) ADM 107/2/158ADM 107/220.3.1707/8 - 27.3.1710Midshipman Charles Redman ADM 107/2/264ADM 107/231.8.1710 - 31.8.1712Volunteer-per-order Christopher Dalton (d.1734) ADM 107/3/28ADM 107/31.9.1712 - 25.1.1715/16Midshipman Christopher Dalton (d.1734) ADM 107/3/28ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1708In the Channel and North SeaBWAS-1603
1710In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1711Sailed to St Helena and then to the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1603
1713Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
7.1713Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
3.1713/14Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1211.5.3dBWAS-1603
4.1714Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1715Returned home and then to the BalticBWAS-1603
11.5.1716Paid offADM 51
11.9.1717Docked at Chatham to be broken up for rebuildingBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
18.5.1715-29.11.1716British Baltic Fleet 1715Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
 

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