Swinger

6661
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1804BWAS-1793
Launched9.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRobert DavyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Broken Up6.1812BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Length of Keel65' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet19.8184 
Breadth22' 7"Imperial Feet6.7945 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen178 6194Tons BM 

Armament


9.1804Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.180050Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1804 - 1807LieutenantDaniel RossBWAS-17931807 - 1808LieutenantWilliam Bennett (d.1819)BWAS-17931808 - 1809LieutenantThomas Bourdon FellowsBWAS-17931809 - 1810LieutenantWilliam WinlackBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1804Began fitting at Topsham - Devon BWAS-1793
27.11.1804Completed fitting at Topsham - Devon BWAS-1793
25.5.1805Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
30.3.1808Capture of Desirade
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
6.1812Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Sources


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

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