Swallow

6541
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.7.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1795BWAS-1793
Launched10.9.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAlbatross Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold8.1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck96' 2"Imperial Feet29.2693 
Length of Keel73' 10 ½"Imperial Feet22.2631 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward5' 7"Imperial Feet1.7018 
Draught Aft10' 5"Imperial Feet3.175 
Burthen369 5294Tons BM 

Armament


10.9.1795Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
22.4.1795121Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.9.1795 - 9.7.1798CommanderGeorge FowkeBWAS-17939.7.1798 - 5.1799CommanderWilliam Chilcott (d.1803)BWAS-17935.1799 - 6.1799CaptainWilliam SandersonBWAS-17936.1799 - 5.1801CommanderJohn HayesBWAS-17935.1801 - 1802CommanderJohn DavieBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1795Began building at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
10.9.1795Completed building at Blackwall - London at a cost of £5223.0.0dBWAS-1793
26.9.1795Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
12.10.1795Sailed for West Africa and JamaicaBWAS-1793
15.11.1795Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3621.0.0dBWAS-1793
27.1.1797Took the Privateer Schooner La Molinette off the Bahamas
11.3.1797Took the Privateer Le Port au Paix off St Nicholas Mole
4.6.1797Took the Privateer Le Général Toussaint (8)
10.1797Took the Privateer La Petite Ressource
1799Took the Privateer Le Buonaparte (6) early in the year
8.1802Sold at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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