Swift

7021
Nominal Guns10B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.4.1704BWAS-1714
Acquired25.10.1704BWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Designed byWilliam LeeBWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam LeeBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeSloop B028
Sailing RigBrigB028
Sold20.8.1719B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck73' 5"Imperial Feet22.2927 
Length of Keel60' 6"Imperial Feet18.4404 
Breadth19' 7"Imperial Feet5.811 
Depth in Hold7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Burthen123 3994Tons BM 

Armament


1704Broadside Weight = 13.5 Imperial Pound ( 6.1223 kg)BWAS-1603
Upper Gun Deck8 British Minions
Upper Gun Deck2 British Falconet

1714Broadside Weight = 18 Imperial Pound ( 8.163 kg)BWAS-1603
Upper Gun Deck12 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
170480 BWAS-1603

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.10.1704 - 16.9.1705CommanderJoseph Winder (c.1661-1737/38) ADM 6/8/104BWAS-160310.10.1705 - 29.9.1706CommanderJohn Hager (d.1747/48) ADM 6/9/36
Commission confirmed 26.12.1706
BWAS-1603
30.9.1706 - 13.1.1708/9CommanderCharles Hardy (c.1680-1744) ADM 6/9/73
Commission confirmed 29.5.1707
ADM 6/9
14.1.1708/9 - 15.3.1709/10CommanderJohn Furzer (d.1721) ADM 6/10/25BWAS-160319.8.1709 - 19.12.1711CommanderGeorge Fairley ADM 6/10/83BWAS-160320.12.1711 - 7.2.1714/15LieutenantJohn Hildesley (d.1771) ADM 6/11/182BWAS-16037.2.1714/15 - 20.9.1715CommanderDigby Dent (d.1737) ADM 6/12/25BWAS-160321.9.1715 - 9.5.1716CommanderWilliam Smith (c.1674-1756) ADM 6/12/51BWAS-160314.5.1716 - 29.7.1719CommanderThomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/12/69BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.11.1704 - 15.12.1704LieutenantCharles Constable (d.1709) ADM 6/8/109ADM 6/814.2.1704/5 - 29.9.1706LieutenantThomas Savage ADM 6/8/151ADM 6/830.9.1706 - 25.8.1709LieutenantRichard Morlen (d.1734) ADM 6/9/73
Commission confirmed 30.5.1707
ADM 6/9
26.8.1709 - 12.1.1714/15LieutenantJohn Stoaks ADM 6/10/85ADM 6/108.2.1714/15 - 20.9.1715LieutenantEdward Bennett (d.1732) ADM 6/12/26ADM 6/1221.9.1715 - 15.5.1716LieutenantThomas Gardner ADM 6/12/51ADM 6/127.6.1716 - 1716LieutenantJohn Gaudy ADM 6/12/71ADM 6/12

Service History


DateEventSource
1705Commissioned for Sir Cloudisley Shovell (1650-1707) fleet
1706Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1707In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1.1714Began small repair at Deptford - London BWAS-1603
1715In the ChannelBWAS-1603
3.1714/15Completed small repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £625.19.1dBWAS-1603
5.1716Surveying off Newfoundland and in the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1717To JamaicaBWAS-1603


Notes on Ship


CapturesBWAS-1603
During 1708-10 took eight privateers including Joyeuse, Volant, Joli, Trompeur, Sante Pierre, Victoire and Puce

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/10ADM 6/10 Commission and Warrent Book 1708 Dec.-1709 2 Nov. Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
 

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