Swallow

6999
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.1.1768BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.9.1768BWAS-1714
Launched30.12.1769BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.11.1770
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwallow Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered12.1777BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck95' 0"Imperial Feet28.956 
Length of Keel78' 7 ⅜"Imperial Feet23.7839 
Breadth27' 2"Imperial Feet8.2369 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen308 5894Tons BM 

Armament


30.12.1769Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1768125Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.11.1770 - 10.2.1772CommanderJames Shirley (c.1734-1777) ADM 6/20/311BWAS-171410.2.1772 - 30.7.1773CommanderThomas Underwood (d.bef.1776) ADM 6/21/33
Issued by Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton) (c.1715-1783), Leeward Islands - Lesser Antilles - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 2.6.1774
BWAS-1714
30.7.1773 - 25.8.1773CommanderJohn Colpoys (1742-1821) ADM 6/21/49
Issued by Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton) (c.1715-1783), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 14.9.1774
ADM 6/21
25.8.1773 - 22.2.1776CommanderJames Pigot (d.1822) ADM 6/21/50
Issued by Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton) (c.1715-1783), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 15.9.1774
BWAS-1714
22.2.1776 - 26.6.1777CommanderJohn Alexander Panton (d.1781) ADM 6/21/211
Issued by Sir Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 5.9.1776
BWAS-1714
26.6.1777 - 12.1777CommanderCharles Warre (d.1777)† ADM 6/21/367
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), Rappahannock River - Virginia - Chesapeake Bay
Commission confirmed 17.2.1778
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
8.9.1768Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
30.12.1769Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5732.2.11dBWAS-1714
30.12.1769coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1599.19.8dBWAS-1714
1.2.1771Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
12.1777Lost with all hands en-route home from the East IndiesBWAS-1714
4.9.1778Officially paid offBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
 

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