Swift Prize

7017
Nominal Guns20B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate frégate légère 'La Railleuse' (1683) (20)
Captured12.5.1689BWAS-1603
First Commissioned7.8.1689B028
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sunk as Breakwater24.4.1695B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Keel87' 6"Imperial Feet26.5394 
Breadth26' 6"Imperial Feet7.9502 
Burthen288Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck87' 6"Imperial Feet26.5394 
Length of Keel78' 1"Imperial Feet23.7776 
Breadth26' 4"Imperial Feet7.9417 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Burthen288Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen150French Tonneaux147.829 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
168980 BWAS-1603

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.8.1689 - 14.1.1691/92CaptainBryant Townsend (d.1691/92)BWAS-160315.1.1691/92 - 3.7.1692CommanderAndrew Pedder (d.1702)BWAS-16033.7.1692 - 26.2.1692/93CaptainAndrew Pedder (d.1702)BWAS-160327.2.1692/93 - 20.11.1693CaptainJames Littleton (1668-1722/23)BWAS-1603

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.8.1689 - 20.11.1693CarpenterHenry Dyer (c.1655-?) ADM 107/1/61ADM 107/115.8.1689 - 20.12.1693GunnerJohn TurpinoADM/A3.6.1690 - 20.12.1693CookPeter BartlettADM/A

Service History


DateEventSource
15.6.1689

Arrived at Deptford . This ship, taken by the Nonsuch, arrived today.

ADM 106
7.8.1689

Purchased for service and commissioned for the Irish Sea

BWAS-1603
20.8.1689

The Swift Prize, is to be supplied with 26 oars proper for her to be put in condition in all respects to proceed in the execution of any order given to her commander.

ADM/A
20.11.1693Paid offADM33
24.4.1695

Sunk as a breakwater at Portsmouth

BWAS-1603

 

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