Swift

7020
Nominal Guns2BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.7.1699BWAS-1603
Acquired2.11.1699BWAS-1603
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
Ship ClassBonetta GroupB028
ConstructorElias WaffeBWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1603
Ship TypeSloop B028
Captured18.8.1702BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck58' 6"Imperial Feet17.6975 
Length of Keel48' 0"Imperial Feet14.6304 
Breadth16' 6"Imperial Feet4.9022 
Depth in Hold6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen65 4894Tons BM 

Armament


2.11.1699Broadside Weight = 2.5 Imperial Pound ( 1.1339 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck2 British Falconet
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.7.169950Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.10.1699 - 5.5.1702CommanderRichard Browne (d.1706) ADM 6/6/15BWAS-16031702 - 18.8.1702CommanderJohn Brookes (d.1702)BWAS-16036.5.1702 - 29.12.1702CommanderRobert Jackson (c.1668-1726) ADM 6/7/32BWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
18.8.1702Taken by Le Duc de Bourgogne (18) off Southern IrelandBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
 

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