Swan

6998
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.10.1744BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1744BWAS-1714
Named12.11.1745BWAS-1714
Launched14.12.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.12.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChester - Cheshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMerlin ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Jacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1714
Constructor Thomas HinksBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Sold31.3.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 0"Imperial Feet27.7368 
Length of Keel76' 7"Imperial Feet23.1944 
Breadth26' 2 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold11' 11 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen279 7694Tons BM 

Armament


14.12.1745Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.1926 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1748Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1743110Design Complement
1745125 BWAS-1714

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
27.12.1745 - 4.5.1749Commander Jonathon Russell (c.1717-?) ADM 6/17/34BWAS-171414.3.1750/51 - 28.8.1751Commander John Jermy (c.1711-1751)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/17/543BWAS-171423.4.1752 - 18.12.1753Commander Dudley Digges (d.1779) Transfered ADM 6/18/32BWAS-17148.12.1753 - 25.4.1755Commander William Langdon (1711-1785) ADM 6/18/84BWAS-171425.4.1755 - 17.6.1755Commander William Brown (d.1774) ADM 6/18/159ADM 6/1817.6.1755 - 29.6.1756Commander Chaloner Ogle (1738-1816) Transfered ADM 6/18/174ADM 6/1830.6.1756 - 8.4.1757Commander Samuel Wallis (1728-1795) ADM 6/18/287BWAS-17148.4.1757 - 1.12.1758Commander John Wilson (c.1728-1795) ADM 6/18/383BWAS-17141.12.1758 - 20.1.1763Commander Jacob Lobb (d.1773) ADM 6/19/9BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.3.1750/51 - 6.4.1751Lieutenant John Carter Allen (1724-1800) Transfered ADM 6/17/543ADM 6/17

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
9.5.1760 - 1761Boy John Child Purvis (1746/47-1825)ref:849

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1744Began building at Chester - Cheshire BWAS-1714
14.12.1745Completed building at Chester - Cheshire at a cost of £3200.9.2dBWAS-1714
1748Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
1748Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Sloop BWAS-1714
4.5.1749Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
3.1750/51RecommissionedBWAS-1714
20.3.1750/51Ordered to build a slight awning about 6' long and to make the cabin more convenient at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
5.1751Sailed for AfricaBWAS-1714
8.1751In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1754Paid offBWAS-1714
30.9.1754SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.3.1758Sailed for AfricaBWAS-1714
9.3.1758Capture of Fort Louis
1.5.1758Capture of SenegalBWAS-1714
11.7.1761Took the Privateer La Fleur
1762Paid offBWAS-1714
1.3.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
31.3.1763Sold at Sheerness for £1,000BWAS-1714

 

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