Swift

6820
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased1783BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold13.5.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck75' 6"Imperial Feet22.8905 
Length of Keel62' 4"Imperial Feet18.9484 
Breadth20' 10"Imperial Feet6.096 
Depth in Hold7' 9"Imperial Feet2.3622 
Burthen143 8894Tons BM 

Armament


1783Broadside Weight = 12 Imperial Pound ( 5.442 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
178335 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1783 - 1784LieutenantRichard GravesBWAS-17141784 - 3.1784LieutenantFrancis LovedayBWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.12.1783 - 11.3.1784MasterDavid AtchisonADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
1783Purchased in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1783coppering at Antigua - Leeward Islands BWAS-1714
22.7.1783Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.1783Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1351.5.7dBWAS-1714
13.5.1784Sold at Deptford for £555BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile Le Dauphin

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
 

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