Swallow

6991
Nominal Guns36B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.3.1633/34BWAS-1603
Acquired12.1634BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1635
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
ConstructorPeter Pett (1610-1672)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Mutinied6.1648BWAS-1603
BecomesFrench Third Rate ship 'L'Isabelle' (1658) (30)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Gundeck103' 0"Imperial Feet31.3944 
Burthen360Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Breadth32' 2"Imperial Feet9.779 
Depth in Hold11' 7 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Draught Aft12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Burthen478Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen358Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen528 3394Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1633250 B032
1642150 W015

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1635CaptainHenry StradlingBWAS-16031636CaptainThomas KirkeBWAS-16031642CaptainThomas KettlebyW0151643CaptainThomas RainsboroughW0151645 - 1647CaptainWilliam SomasterBWAS-16035.1648 - 6.1648CaptainLeonard Harris (d.1680)BWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
1635In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1642In the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
1643In the ChannelBWAS-1603
8.1643Took the Fifth Rate Ship Fellowship (28) at Milford, she was carrying reinforcements to the King
1647With the Western GuardBWAS-1603
6.1648Defected to the Royalists after the Kent RevoltW030

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
16421642Summer Guard of the Irish Sea 1642Thomas Kettleby
16451645Summer Guard of 1645 
16451645Winter Guard of 1645 
16461646Winter Guard of 1646 

Notes on Ship


Ships defecting to the Royalists in June 1648


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B032The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 897-1984E. H. H. ArchibaldBook
W015English Parliamentary JournalsVariousWeb Site
W030British Civil Wars, Commonwealth and ProtectorateUnknownWeb Site
 

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