Swallow

7004
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired10.1781BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardEast Cowes - Isle of Wight BWAS-1714
ConstructorDaniel FurzerBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Sold28.8.1795BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Length of Keel58' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet17.6848 
Breadth29' 0"Imperial Feet8.8392 
Depth in Hold10' 5"Imperial Feet3.175 
Burthen207 4394Tons BM 

Armament


1.1781Broadside Weight = 32 Imperial Pound ( 14.512 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.178290 BWAS-1714
179486 BWAS-1714

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.10.1782 - 6.9.1783CommanderThe Hon. Michael de Courcy (d.1824) ADM 6/22/523BWAS-17146.9.1783 - 5.1.1787CommanderDavid Mackay ADM 6/23/133BWAS-17145.1.1787 - 12.12.1789CommanderWilliam Smith ADM 6/24/373BWAS-171412.12.1789 - 22.11.1791CommanderWilliam Hargood (1762-1839) ADM 6/24/12BWAS-171422.12.1790 - 16.11.1791CommanderJames Bissett ADM 6/24/96BWAS-17144.11.1793CommanderNathaniel Portlock (d.1818) ADM 6/24/280ADM 6/244.7.1794CommanderPeter McKellar ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/256.7.1794CommanderJoseph Eyles (d.1806) ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/25

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.2.1791 - 31.1.1793BoatswainGeorge William Forster (d.1820)NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1781building at Sandgate - Kent at a cost of £4569.13.9dBWAS-1714
10.1782Commissioned for Southern IrelandBWAS-1714
3.10.1782Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.11.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1786Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1786Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1787RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1787Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2328.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1791Paid off into ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1714
28.8.1795Sold at Sheerness?BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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