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Swift

7019
Nominal Guns10B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.2.1695/96B028
Acquired15.3.1696/97B028
First Commissioned1697B028
ShipyardArundel - Sussex B028
Constructor
George MooreBritish
Ship Builder
B028
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeAdvice BoatB028
Wrecked24.1.1697/98B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck76' 11"Imperial Feet23.169 
Length of Keel63' 10"Imperial Feet19.2024 
Breadth21' 4"Imperial Feet6.5024 
Depth in Hold8' 7 ½"Imperial Feet2.4511 
Burthen154 4994Tons BM 

Armament


1697Broadside Weight = 17 Imperial Pound ( 7.7097 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck10 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
169755 BWAS-1603

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
17.2.1696/97 - 24.1.1697/98Commander
Nathaniel BostockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1706
ADM 6/4/74
BWAS-1603

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.12.1696 - 24.1.1697/98Carpenter
William CornwallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1698
ADM 6/4/55
NA-ROA
1697 - 24.1.1697/98Master
Christopher PotterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1698
NA-ROA
1697 - 24.1.1697/98Surgeon
Richard WaltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1697-1698
NA-ROA
1697 - 24.1.1697/98Boatswain
John PetroneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1698
NA-ROA

Service History


DateEventSource
7.5.1696

William Knoll, Navy Office. The Swift advice boat is completed.

ADM 106
13.2.1696/97Ordered to be launchedBWAS-1603
24.1.1697/98Wrecked off Port Comfort, VABWAS-1603


Notes on Ship


Court martial verdictsNA-ROA

Royal Navy Court Martial, 6 October 1698.

ff. 64-80 Nathaniel Bostock, Captain, HMS Swift.
Crime: Loss of ship.
Verdict: Guilty.
Sentence: Forfeit four months pay.

ff. 64-80 Christopher Potter, Master, HMS Swift.
Crime: Neglect of duty.
Verdict: Guilty.
Sentence: Forfeiture of all pay due and dismissed from the service.

ff. 64-80 John Petrone, boatswain, HMS Swift.
Crime: Neglect of duty.
Verdict: Acquitted.

ff. 64-80 William Cornwall, carpenter, HMS Swift.
Crime: Neglect of duty.
Verdict: Acquitted.

ff. 64-80 Richard Walton, Surgeon, HMS Swift.
Crime: Neglect of duty.
Verdict: Acquitted.



 

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