Swift

7024
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.6.1721BWAS-1714
Launched19.8.1721BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.8.1721BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Sold7.7.1741BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck60' 6"Imperial Feet18.4404 
Length of Keel47' 0"Imperial Feet14.3256 
Breadth19' 3"Imperial Feet5.7997 
Depth in Hold8' 0 ½"Imperial Feet2.4511 
Burthen92 6094Tons BM 

Armament


8.1721Broadside Weight = 10 Imperial Pound ( 4.5351 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.172145 BWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.8.1721 - 10.8.1727CommanderSamuel Pitman (d.1728) ADM 6/13/16BWAS-171411.8.1727 - 9.10.1727CommanderSamuel Pitman (d.1728) ADM 6/13/149ADM 6/1310.10.1727 - 27.8.1730CommanderSamuel Cockayne (d.1746) ADM 6/14/170BWAS-171428.8.1730 - 5.9.1732CommanderJames Rycault (d.1758) ADM 6/14/58BWAS-171428.11.1732 - 7.11.1734CommanderJohn Durell (d.1748) ADM 6/14/129BWAS-17148.11.1734 - 10.8.1739CommanderJohn Cooke (d.1762) ADM 6/14/197BWAS-171410.8.1739 - 3.1.1739/40CommanderFrancis Holburne (1704-1771) ADM 6/14/210BWAS-17144.1.1739/40 - 14.2.1739/40CommanderRowland Frogmere (d.1744) ADM 6/15/243ADM 6/1515.2.1739/40 - 15.6.1740CommanderMatthew Michel (c.1705-1752) ADM 6/15/248ADM 6/1516.6.1740 - 7.11.1740CommanderRichard Edwards (d.1773) ADM 6/15/299BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1721Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
19.8.1721building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £965.7.6dBWAS-1714
19.8.1721Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.9.1721Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1730In the North SeaBWAS-1714
9.1732Paid offBWAS-1714
1733RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1733small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.12.1740Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
7.7.1741Sold at PlymouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
 

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