Swallow

7003
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired2.4.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardDover - New Hampshire BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Ladd (d.1790)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Burnt to avoid capture26.8.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck79' 5"Imperial Feet24.0933 
Length of Keel60' 2"Imperial Feet18.3388 
Breadth26' 7"Imperial Feet7.9544 
Depth in Hold10' 2"Imperial Feet3.0988 
Burthen226 5494Tons BM 

Armament


4.1779Broadside Weight = 28 Imperial Pound ( 12.698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder

18.5.1780Broadside Weight = 64 Imperial Pound ( 29.024 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.177980 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1779 - 7.2.1781CommanderRichard Hussey Bickerton (1759-1832) ADM 6/21/527BWAS-17147.2.1781 - 26.8.1781CommanderThomas Wells (1759-1811) ADM 6/22/359BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1779Commissioned for the Western squadronBWAS-1714
18.4.1779Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1779Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
25.9.1779Took the Snow La Duchesse de Chartres (12) losing 1 killed and 1 woundedBG
1780In the DownsBWAS-1714
10.7.1780Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £943.1.4dBWAS-1714
2.12.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.2.1781At the capture of St EustatiusBWAS-1714
15.8.1781Action off Sandy Hook
26.8.1781Intercepted by four US Privateers off Long Island. Run ashore and burnt to avoid captureBWAS-1714

 

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