Swan

7012
Nominal Guns24
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.5.1694
Acquired13.9.1694
ShipyardDeptford - London
Ship ClassMaidstone Group
Designed by The Navy Board
Constructor Robert & John Castle
CategorySixth Rate
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered17.8.1707

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck93' 3"Imperial Feet28.3718 
Length of Keel78' 1"Imperial Feet23.7776 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Burthen249 2994Tons BM 

Armament


1694Broadside Weight = 61 Imperial Pound ( 27.664 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Saker
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.7.1693110Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.6.1695 - 8.8.1695Captain Timothy BridgesBWAS-16039.8.1695 - 26.8.1697Captain Thomas Kenney (d.1704)BWAS-160327.8.1697 - 29.4.1699Captain William Bloys (d.1720) ADM 6/4/115BWAS-16031.5.1699 - 7.8.1701Captain Thomas Day (d.1703) ADM 6/5/45BWAS-160313.10.1701 - 21.1.1705/6Captain William Bloys (d.1720)BWAS-160325.1.1705/6 - 16.12.1706Commander Robert Clarke (c.1681-1708/9) ADM 6/8/224BWAS-16039.3.1706/7 - 10.6.1707Commander Henry Blinston (d.1729) ADM 6/10/4
Commission confirmed 2.12.1708
ADM 6/10
c.11.6.1707 - 17.8.1707Commander Charles Howard (d.1707)BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
c.1699Lieutenant John Morris ADM 106/483/225ADM 1069.10.1701 - 2.12.1701LieutenantSir Henry Fitzharris (Baronet ) (d.1704) ADM 6/6/117ADM 6/619.12.1701 - 18.2.1701/2Lieutenant James Moneypenny (d.1723) ADM 6/6/125ADM 6/619.2.1701/2 - 8.4.1702Lieutenant William Sampson ADM 6/7/12ADM 6/79.4.1702 - 27.7.1704Lieutenant Thomas Jacobs (c.1672-1748/49) ADM 6/7/28ADM 6/77.2.1703/4 - 20.12.1705Lieutenant Francis Weston ADM 6/8/53ADM 6/822.12.1705 - 17.8.1707Lieutenant Edward Stephenson ADM 6/8/212ADM 6/8

10 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
14.9.1694 - 1694Gunner Edward LeggADM/A14.9.1694 - 24.12.1694Carpenter John SymondsADM/A22.9.1694 - 1694Boatswain Matthew PaineADM/A22.9.1694 - 1694Cook John WiduppADM/A25.12.1694 - 1694Carpenter Thomas BartonADM/A18.9.1695 - 1695Cook Andrew Martiall
Issued by Thomas Kenney (d.1704)
Commission confirmed 10.7.1696
ADM/A
23.9.1695 - 1695Carpenter Thomas Brooksbey
Issued by Thomas Kenney (d.1704)
Commission confirmed 10.7.1696
ADM/A
28.12.1695 - 1696Gunner John Andrews
Issued by Thomas Kenney (d.1704)
Commission confirmed 10.7.1696
ADM/A
6.4.1696 - 1696Boatswain Richard Scurlock
Issued by Thomas Kenney (d.1704)
Commission confirmed 10.7.1696
ADM/A
1698Master Richard SimpsonADM 1/5258

Service History


DateEventSource
1695For the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1696Returned homeBWAS-1603
1697In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1699In the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
1706Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1603
17.8.1707Lost with all hands in a tropical stormBWAS-1603

 

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