Swallow

6995
Nominal Guns6B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.7.1699BWAS-1603
Acquired30.9.1699B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship ClassBonetta GroupB028
Constructor Robert Shortis (d.1705)BWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeSloop B028
Captured19.4.1703B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen66Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck59' 2"Imperial Feet17.9888 
Length of Keel48' 10"Imperial Feet14.6304 
Breadth16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Depth in Hold6' 2 ½"Imperial Feet1.8415 
Burthen66 4494Tons BM 

Armament


30.9.1699Broadside Weight = 2.5 Imperial Pound ( 1.1339 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck2 British Falconet
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.7.169950Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.9.1699 - 17.3.1701/2Commander Henry Turville (d.1719) ADM 6/6/13BWAS-160312.2.1701/2 - 13.8.1702Commander John Lawrence (d.1703) ADM 6/7/9ADM 6/714.8.1702 - 21.1.1702/3Captain and Master Charles Adamson (d.1707/8) ADM 6/7/47ADM 6/722.1.1702/3 - 14.3.1702/3Commander Peter Chamberlain (d.1720) ADM 6/7/81BWAS-160315.3.1702/3 - 19.4.1703Commander Henry Cremer (d.1707) ADM 6/7/104BWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
31.3.1703Taken, but later retaken and recommissionedBWAS-1603
19.4.1703Taken by two French privateers off GoereeBWAS-1603

 

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