Swallow

6970
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1802BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1804BWAS-1793
Launched24.12.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDartmouth - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorBenjamin TannerBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up11.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel77' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet23.476 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen386 5094Tons BM 

Armament


24.12.1805Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1806 - 1809CommanderAlexander MilnerBWAS-17931810CommanderJohn Bedford (d.1814)BWAS-17931811 - 20.6.1812CommanderEdward Reynolds SiblyBWAS-179320.6.1812 - 7.1812CommanderBenjamin CrispinBWAS-17937.1812CommanderGeorge CanningNAO7.1812 - 1813CommanderEdward Reynolds SiblyBWAS-17938.3.1814 - 5.1814CommanderAlgernon Percy (1792-1865)BWAS-179317.5.1814 - 6.1815CommanderEdwin JamesBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1812Acting LieutenantJohn TheedE-WIKI1812LieutenantDaniel O'HeaTRN5

Service History


DateEventSource
28.1.1806Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.6.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
15.11.1807Took the Privateer Le Friedland (2) in Home Waters
7.11.1809Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
19.4.1810Took the Privateer Le Général Ottaway (12) in the Mediterranean
7.6.1810Took the Privateer L'Intrépide (2) off Corsica
26.7.1811Took the Privateer La Belle Genoise (2) off Sicily
15.6.1812Action of 1812-06-15
16.9.1813Took the Privateer Le Guerrier (4) off Anzio
5.10.1813Attack off Anzio
6.1814Paid offBWAS-1793
11.1815Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793

 

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