Swift

6870
Nominal Guns4BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased16.2.1763BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Sold3.5.1773BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck49' 9 ½"Imperial Feet14.9479 
Length of Keel35' 8 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Breadth16' 10 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Depth in Hold7' 11"Imperial Feet2.159 
Burthen54 894Tons BM 

Armament


4.1763Broadside Weight = 8 Imperial Pound ( 3.6282 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.176324 BWAS-1714

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.11.1764 - 24.5.1765Lieutenant Pearson Boys (c.1739-1793)BWAS-171424.5.1765 - 17.8.1768Lieutenant Henry Prettie (1708-1768)BWAS-171418.8.1769 - 27.4.1771Lieutenant Henry Harvey (1737-1810)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
16.2.1763Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £425.0.0dBWAS-1714
19.2.1763Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.1763Commissioned for the Yorkshire coastBWAS-1714
15.6.1763Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £189.15.7dBWAS-1714
3.5.1773Sold at SheernessBWAS-1714

 

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